Millwall sweating over Williams ahead of Charlton clash

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STAR man Shaun Williams is an injury doubt for the south London derby.

The midfielder has been Millwall's most consistent performer this season but was having treatment yesterday after jarring his knee in training.

A decision was being taken on Wednesday as to whether Williams would need a scan.

But in a timely boost, manager Ian Holloway has confirmed that Spaniard Angel Martinez is over a calf problem and could be involved against rivals Charlton this weekend.

Martinez has yet to feature since joining the Lions in September but came through a reserve fixture against QPR unscathed and could be named in the squad at The Valley.

It's also hoped that Scott McDonald, who tweaked a groin muscle at the start of the international break, will recover in time, with the Australian hoping to train this morning.

Holloway said: "Martinez is fully fit and I might need him at Charlton because Williams got injured on Tuesday.

"We don't know the extent of it yet. He might need a scan and the earliest we can give him a scan is this morning. But he's certainly doubtful for the weekend."

Martinez, a key player for Holloway during his time in charge of Blackpool, was snapped up on a free transfer in the early weeks of the season but tore a muscle in training.

But now Lions fans may finally get a glimpse of the former Espanyol star.

"He's a different type of player to Williams," added Holloway. "Williams has played most of his career as a defender whereas Angel has been a Spanish no.6 or a no.8 all his life.

"I like him as a person because he's very solid, down to earth and very steady. He doesn't get flustered.

"He passes and cherishes the ball, he wants to move it around, but unfortunately when he first came in he wasn't as fit as I needed him to be. Hopefully his season starts now."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

17 thoughts on “Millwall sweating over Williams ahead of Charlton clash

  • November 20, 2014 at 08:29
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    Why are these players getting injures in training? Most managers hate the international break for fear of players getting injured, not us though we do it in training!!!
    Hope Williams pulls through as he has been our best player this season by a mile!

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    • November 20, 2014 at 09:55
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      @dpendet: Its probably Ollie playing the tough guy and over training them. Something sure is going on.No excuses for so many training ground injuries, serious questions need to be asked.

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  • November 20, 2014 at 08:32
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    This is getting really boring now.
    Just man up you f*****g lightweights !!!

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  • November 20, 2014 at 09:03
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    same old b--ox

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  • November 20, 2014 at 09:19
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    So frustrating.
    Makes me think that they should do more excercices like swimming and less impact training.
    Build a swimming pool at the training ground JB.
    Would probably pay for itself quickly if we stopped getting all these poxy injuries.

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    • November 20, 2014 at 14:05
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      Ollie was seen leaving Argos with a paddling pool at a push you can get nearly 6 players in it @wall2wall:

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      • November 20, 2014 at 17:05
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        @mfc2u:
        As long as he puts a sign up ' No bombing Danny Shittu '.

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        • November 21, 2014 at 09:51
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          'No Shittu in the pool'

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  • November 20, 2014 at 09:57
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    So much for the new training pitch..come on you just
    Couldn't make this up... they should put this on tv..

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    • November 20, 2014 at 14:54
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      @Jim28: I'll be happy with a score draw to go with my 6 x Pints on Saturday! What about you Jim28 ? ( NOLU, WDC ).

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      • November 20, 2014 at 15:26
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        @BUSHWACKER14: i'll be gutted to get a draw..any millwall team are well capable of beating the kent boys

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  • November 20, 2014 at 10:05
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    So Jimmy and Martinez for the midfield pairing it is then and Olly if you're planning to tell Malone he is starting at the weekend please offer him up a new contract as well or he will go for nothing come the end of the season. Cheers!

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  • November 20, 2014 at 12:36
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    Again not surprised the least bit. Too many injuries.
    Are they being pushed to hard? Or are they just a bunch of frigin lipsticks?
    Grow a pair of balls!!!!

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  • November 20, 2014 at 13:22
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    fu@%ing jokers i am p***** off. never known so many injuries.

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  • November 20, 2014 at 14:07
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    Two words bikram yoga

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  • November 20, 2014 at 19:09
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    • November 20, 2014 at 20:53
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      @juline:
      Someone took a wrong turn or is smoking crack.

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