Fan's Roar: DJ Campbell can be a great Millwall player

By Rob Virtue on January 29, 2014 9:37 AM |



By Ayse Smith

Because of the postponed game on Saturday with Yeovil, this weekend had been pretty uneventful on the playing front.

Knowing the players had been working hard having nine hour training days during the break in Portugal kept us going though.

Ian Holloway has also added to his signings for the club.

On Monday 20th he signed 32-year-old Blackburn striker DJ Campbell on loan until the end of the season.

Both had worked well together at Blackpool, but Campbell hasn't been doing so well since he parted company with Ollie.

After leaving Blackpool and signing for his childhood club QPR things didn't turn out as he had wanted and he only started two games for them due to injuries.

Let's hope this is the revival he has needed, as he can be a great player.

He also joined the players in Portugal. And a week later Holloway signed 27-year-old defender Shaun Williams from MK Dons. Williams can also play in midfield, so can be a pretty useful player.

So Tuesday night's game against Sheffield Wednesday was going to be a cracker. Fully fit players who should be up the challenge, against a Sheffield side that are scrapping down the bottom of the table with us, even though they have had a fantastic run and haven't lost in eight games.

They have made their temporary manager permanent and were up for it. This was a six pointer if ever there was one.

In the howling wind and pouring rain at the Den, the officials were horrendous.

So many contentious decisions I actually lost count.

Millwall had missed out on an opening goal with chances missed by Lee Martin, Danny Shittu, Steve Morison and Liam Feeney, before, against the run of play, Wednesday scored in the 69th minute,

Substitute Giles Coke made a great run which finished with him dribbling round Stephen Bywater to score into an open goal.

Wednesday seemed to be allowed every decision and even when Morison was clattered around the head in the six yard box nothing was given. Referee Lee Probert allowed the game to carry on, but luckily for Millwall, we gained possession and new signing Cambpell scored with 10 minutes to go.

The temperature was certainly rising as the game was drawing to a close Sheffield goalie Chris Kirkland went for the ball with his hand at least 10 yards out of his box and was allowed to get away with it.

Tensions were getting pretty high, when Shane Lowry, after being pulled all over the pitch for most of the game by Wednesday's Atdhe Nuhiu ended up in an altercation which saw him launched at least six feet and both him and Giles Coke were sent off.

Eight minutes of injury time were played but it was just not meant to be for the Lions.

Hopefully Ollie has now seen the kind of performances that he wants and who will give them to him. Enough so that he can have a clear out before it's too late.

Ayse Smith is part of Millwall Supporters Club. Ian Toal is away.

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