Millwall boss: Fred could get cup chance against Bradford

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AN FA Cup third round tie against Bradford could offer Millwall's youngsters – notably flying winger Fred Onyedinma – an opportunity to get more first-team experience.

Boss Ian Holloway will not take the League One Bantams lightly when the two sides meet in the competition in January but could throw in a couple of academy graduates.

Onyedinma is currently on loan at Wycombe Wanderers but was denied permission to play in round two last weekend.

His spell with the Chairboys comes to an end on January 3 – the scheduled date of the Bradford game – but the 18-year-old could be brought back to The Den in order to play.

"I can see Fred being involved in the squad," Holloway said. "Bradford have had a great cup run recently and I want to get into the next round.

"I'm glad it's a home game. We've got to please our fans at The Den and I might be able to play one or two of the younger ones.

"If Fred does well at Wycombe and gets into their team, then great."

Jake Goodman, on loan at AFC Wimbledon, did feature in round two and kept a clean sheet on his debut.

"I let Jake play because I think he's got three or four people ahead of him at the moment," Holloway added.

"It will do him good to see how well he can do and we'll be watching. He played really well the other day."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

12 thoughts on “Millwall boss: Fred could get cup chance against Bradford

  • December 10, 2014 at 13:27
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    Oh yes, Fred is ahead of some of the older ones in this team, so it would be good to see him play in the FA Cup, again . ( NOLU, WDC )

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  • December 10, 2014 at 13:32
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    "If Fred does well at Wycombe and gets into their team, then great."..does this mean he's sitting on his a***.bring him back now as a winger

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  • December 10, 2014 at 13:32
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    Could!! Shouldn't it be will?

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  • December 10, 2014 at 14:48
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    We desperately need a settled back line and the CB position is probably our weakest link. We've been leaking goals for the pass couple of seasons. Hasn't been the same since the (settled) Robbo/Ward partnership. Move all our current CBs on in Jan Olly. Put Goodman in there if need be and A right winger wouldn't go a miss too. Fred can play that role but another certainly wouldn't hurt then we can play a bit of good old 4-4-2. Build from the back, I'd rather see us scrap 1-0 wins for the rest of season then going out guns blazing for holleywood comebacks and being beaten especially after the previous 5-1 debacle

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      • December 10, 2014 at 14:57
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        @brooker: he used to for mk dons when we bought him

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      • December 10, 2014 at 15:15
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        @brooker: Anyone that wants to play Williams centre back is as deluded as holloway is. The bloke is the best player we have on the ball. Keeps it neat and tidy, speads the ball nicely and can even spot a through ball which we haven't had for god knows how long. Keep him dm/cm and build the team around him as at the moment apart from possibly Malone and Gregory in time I'd say he is the only asset we have in our team.

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        • December 11, 2014 at 00:18
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          @cos_mfc: no one is actually saying to play williams at CB .the question was can he.& he did but that was in league 1..this league ..no he cant.to much of a gamble to lose yer only midfield player

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  • December 10, 2014 at 15:31
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    It would be great to see fred and a few of the younger lads get a chance lets start building the team around these lads if they are good enough ,im getting tired of the team permanently being in transition and that's not all Ollies fault to be fair he inherited a pretty poor squad . I think a couple of seasons back Mk Dons won 15 out of 20 games with the oldest player in the team being 26 but you need to play a settled team the chopping and changing may stop if the players coming in are better and injury free .

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  • December 10, 2014 at 15:31
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    Don't get too excited everyone, I'm taking bets the mental one sticks Fred in goal!

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  • December 10, 2014 at 17:22
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    Holloway do as all a favour shut up for a week,
    Get Fred back, start playing 4-4-2, get some consistency in the team. Before your mad tactics take us down and u just walk. Dont patronize the player that put in a good performance only to be dropped or the fans that go home and away each week. Respect our club not your ego.

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    • December 10, 2014 at 17:33
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      @sags: well said,mate.

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