Millwall manager Neil Harris has said that his team must improve their performances on the road if they are to remain in the Championship beyond the current campaign. The South London outfit have generally possessed a strong record in their home turf over the years but they have not been able to replicate the feat this time around and this sees them above the drop zone on only goal difference.
Millwall’s summer signing Tom Bradshaw has revealed that he is hungry to find the scoresheet for the Lions having failed to do so during his opening five appearances for the club. The 26-year-old joined the south London outfit on a short-term loan until January where the club have the obligation to buy him on a permanent basis.
After the closing of the transfer window, STEVE Morison stressed the time for excuses all end and this is because the Lions are preparing for big clash with Leeds United on Saturday at The Den. Morison has admitted that “The preparation was not the ideal one.”
Millwall boss Neil Harris has said that the club will not break the bank this summer but they will look to reward top players. Harris said the club was still developing so they were careful with Financial Fair Play rules.
Stockport County are cooperating with the police as investigations into claims that a spectator attacked a player, Jacques Kpohomou, on the pitch are underway. There are claims that a Southport player was targeted by the fan during their recent win over Stockport at Haig Avenue.
The fan broke past security to reach Southport substitutes warming up on the touchline. He reportedly aimed a kick at a player before the police and officials quickly managed the situation before it escalated. The club acknowledged that something “serious” happened during the course of the game which ended 3-1 in their favour. The club confirmed that investigations are underway to know the true state of things. (more…)
Alex Neil opines that Preston can match Millwall when they meet in South London over the weekend. Millwall have a good record at home but Neil feels the Preston squad have the mentality required to face their rivals.
The Preston North End (PNE) boss says Millwall will try to make the game intimidating for them and that their fans would be solidly behind them at the Den. Neil says it would be an intimidating place only if they allow it. He is confident that his side has the power, physicality and determination to get a result at “difficult venues such as Cardiff and Millwall.”
Millwall midfielder George Saville is expected to step up whilst on Northern Ireland international duty. He played as a Chelsea youth player for years and must have taken a few cues from when the Blues lifted the Champions League title in 2012.
Michael O’Neill named the player for Northern Ireland’s World Cup qualifiers as they seek to seal their playoff spot. Germany, packed with Bayern Munich stars that Saville saw first-hand Chelsea defeat in 2012, is set to face Northern Ireland on Thursday.
Millwall defender Conor McLaughlin is confident that the team will improve and that they will be able to win some games.
He said that they would need to score more goals if they want to win games in the Championship. In the match against Bolton Wanderers, Millwall thought that they did the most difficult thing by opening up the score, but they will concede a goal in the closing stage of the game.
Conor McLaughlin said that they would need to learn to defend better as the sides in this league can score goals at any moment and that they will have to improve defensively. (more…)
Fleetwood Town’s Northern Ireland defender, Conor Gerard Mcclaughlin has extended his contract at the High Bury stadium.
The defender has penned a three year contract extension at the club after he looks certain to attract more interest from Championship clubs in the January transfer window.
Coach of the league one side, Uwe Rosler said: “We have a structure and I recommend that I would like to continue with the player. I can assure you that Conor has been offered a new contract.”
After featuring only once for his country at Euro 2016 in their first game against Poland, McLaughlin has regained his place in Michael O’neil’s team and scored his first international goal in the World Cup qualifier game against Azerbaijan last month. (more…)
The Fleetwood Town management was desperate for their experienced duo of Ball and McLaughlin to stay and had thrown extension offers to both of them, but, both have told the club that they are not interested to continue in League One anymore and are exploring opportunities to ply their trade somewhere else and thus are not going to accept the offers.
As per Rosler, the kind of form both the players have been in for Fleetwood in the past three seasons, they have earned the right to play at a higher level and showcase their potential against better oppositions. So, there’s no question of him feeling let down by their decisions to leave. (more…)