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Hecky and Angus Preview Millwall Away

29 September 2017

The Reds Gaffer and his Skipper both spoke to the press ahead of the trip to Millwall. As well as previewing this latest fixture, they both discussed recent results and the season so far.

 

PAUL HECKINGBOTTOM

 

PH

 

ON QPR DRAW

"We need to score more goals, because then you take out of the equation the need to always play at your best. We weren't at our best on Tuesday night. Although having watched the game back, I was possibly too harsh with my post-match comments. It can be down to game management, because if you look at the Forest game, we probably had to defend a lot more but saw that out well. Whereas in the last couple of games we've not had anywhere near as much to contend with but we've been done late on."

 

PLAYER UPDATES

"Regards to Lloyd isgrove, Andy Yiadom, Dimitri Cavaré, we're probably looking at after the international break before they'll be in contention. Dimi could be a while as it's a tear by the looks of it. Gary Gardner has been with Aston Villa since the dead leg and the subsequent issues with that, I think he had the infection drained this week so we'll see how that goes. Brad Potts rolled his ankle, it was very swollen but he fought on for the cause and we'll have to assess him. We've Mamadout Thiam getting closer all the time, but we want him to have the best opportunity to flourish, we weren't going to just throw him straight in."

 

ON MILLWALL

"It's going to be another tough task going there but one we are looking forward to. I've been impressed with Neil Harris, he's got his players playing a certain way, they know their jobs, their strengths if you like, and they play to that. It's easy to say they've just started getting better, but I think they've been at it from day one since promotion. They should have had more points really, the Forest game on the opening sticks out, they should have won that. So we know we are in for another tough afternoon but we're going there to win as always."

 

ANGUS MACDONALD

 

Angus

 

ON BEING LEFT OUT

"Obviously it's not nice not getting to play on a match day, but at the end of the day that's probably my own fault for getting sent off at Sheff Utd. So all I can do now is get my head down and work hard to get myself back into the team. If I'm not playing, I'm supporting the lads. It's about the team for me."

 

ON RECENT FORM

"Maybe it's lack of experience, we're a young group of lads and not all of us have benn in this kind of environment. So it's up to the few of us who have, the older heads if you like, to keep spirits up, to keep talking and to manage games better especially late in games. We should have more points on the board, I think everyone would agree with it. 

 

ON MILLWALL

"I know The Den is a tough, tough place to visit. The atmopshere will be different and it's up to us to get our fans behind us early on. We thrive off these sort of games though I think, so hopefully we get off to a good start and get an early goal or two."


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