Saturday’s F.A Cup game against Preston North End was not only a great chance to advance to the 4th round, but it saw KJ give a chance to a few players on their last chance at the Den. The likes of Shaun Batt, Dany N’Guessan, and to some extent, Liam Feeney were able to have a run out.
N’Guessan has come back into the fold over the last few weeks, but he seems to be a very inconsistent player. When we played Bristol City, he scored a great goal and went off to a standing ovation, whereas against Preston he was shocking. KJ seems to think he can make a decent Championship player out of him, but the fans think otherwise.
Whereas Shaun Batt, let’s be honest here, didn’t look good enough at all. He’s got the passion and never stops trying, but isn’t really good enough to be starting at Championship level. In my opinion, he’ll either be kept to be a “super sub” with his pace in the last 10 minutes of matches, or he’ll be gone by February 1st.
And finally Liam Feeney, at some points last season he was considered our best player, what a transformation to this season. He looks so low on confidence. He is also the latest Millwall boo-boy, but if you watch him you can understand why. Every time on the wing he gets the ball it’s the same old story, couple of step-overs, doesn’t beat the man, cleared.
He doesn’t bother to track back, seems very lazy, with Chris Taylor out injured he seems to be the best option on the left wing, well either him or Scott Malone, and some of the Lions faithful have made up their minds on Malone…
This may have been a cup game against lower league opposition, but we made it so hard on ourselves. Yes the first half was controlled by the Lions and they could have been three or four goals up, but the 2nd half, was the worst half performance I have seen this season. It was painful to watch, but nonetheless we are through.
This time last week the Lions were expected to sign two strikers, a week later and no-one has come through the doors. Aaron McLean was set to sign from Hull on loan, but they didn’t want to loan him to a ‘rival’ so he joined Ipswich. Simon Church was also on the radar but his wage demands are too high, back to the drawing board….
Despite the setbacks, Jackett will bring in the players needed to keep us high in the table, but it may be more Premier League loans rather than permanent players, but this has worked out for ‘Wall in the past, with the likes of Andros Townsend and Harry Kane signing on loan in the January window, an interesting and hopefully busy month ahead….
What are your thoughts on the recent performances of N’Guessan, Feeney and Batt?