Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Fixture News

Stepping it up

4 January 2013

Robbo and Marquis feature in Saturday's programme

The Lions will be looking to launch a Cup run on Saturday as they host Graham Westley's Preston North End side in the FA Cup Third Round. One player who won't be involved, however, is club captain Paul Robinson who is working his way back to full fitness and a first team return.
Robbo hasn't appeared since September's clash with Burnley at Turf Moor because of a groin problem, but hopes to be back in action sooner rather than later.
"The injury is progressing nicely," he told us. "We're stepping it up now and I've been able to get outside and do some running work to try and get up to speed. We're looking to get me back involved in training at some point over the next few weeks."
In Robbo's absence, Danny Shittu and Mark Beevers have excelled at centre-half, and he's aware of the challenge he faces in earning a spot in the starting Xl once fully fit.
"I think they've both done very well and compliment each other brilliantly. Dan is very powerful, is aggressive and will attack balls and then you have Mark - a calming presence who mops up a lot.
To be honest, it's been so long that I'm just itching to get back out there and back to a level where I can compete with the lads. From there I'll just work hard to get a chance and be determined to take it when it comes my way."
Another player who has been unfortunate in having to spend the majority of the season so far on the treatment table is John Marquis. Marquis, who made the bench for Tuesday's League win over Bristol City, is hoping to make his mark over the coming weeks and months.
"I need a run of games to see if I can find some form as I haven't played a competitive game for nearly a year now. I'm sure once I've got some matches under my belt I can play well and score goals for Millwall."
The striker describes 2012 as a "frustrating" year, and hopes 2013 brings him better luck.
"This year, I'm hoping to play as many games as I can to find the form which will enable me to prove I can be the player I promised to be."
To hear more from Robbo and John, plus much, much more, don't forget to pick up your copy of Saturday's matchday programme for just £3.

Advertisement block