More to come from Albion new boy Lingard

Jesse Lingard in action at Millwall

Jesse Lingard in action at Millwall

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NATHAN Jones says there is a lot more to come from Albion newcomer Jesse Lingard.

The on-loan Manchester United striker earned the decisive penalty in Saturday’s gritty 1-0 win at Millwall.

Lingard was substituted midway through the second half but Jones expects him to get more of an opportunity to parade his attacking talents in back-to-back home games against Reading and QPR.

The assistant head coach told The Argus: “There will be a lot more fluency in our play when he will be able to show what he can do. He’s one we are really hopeful for. He gives us added quality.

“Hopefully he can continue his form. He goes away with England under 21s now so he has a good pedigree. We are pleased to have him.”

David Lopez controversially won the points for the Seagulls from the spot after Lingard was knocked over in the box by Danny Shittu, Millwall’s powerful captain. Jones said: “We played against QPR on Boxing Day a few years ago and I can remember doing exactly the same thing, just nicking in front of Danny Shittu and he only had to lean on me and he hit me into an advertising board. He only has to lean on you a little bit because he is a very strong lad. Some would say it’s not quite a pen, some would say he did touch him in the box.

“Early on in the season we had so many shouts against Derby and people like that for handball and didn’t get them. They say these things even themselves out, so maybe they are.”

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7:21am Mon 3 Mar 14

farside says...

So we are all agreed it wasn't a penalty.
Nice to get some good luck for once.
So we are all agreed it wasn't a penalty. Nice to get some good luck for once. farside
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7:31am Mon 3 Mar 14

Alfie T says...

Thanks for stating the Blee..g obvious jones, course you know a thing or two about striker potential.
Thanks for stating the Blee..g obvious jones, course you know a thing or two about striker potential. Alfie T
  • Score: 6

8:32am Mon 3 Mar 14

ejoiner says...

If you look carefully you can see the Millwall fan.
If you look carefully you can see the Millwall fan. ejoiner
  • Score: 6

9:54am Mon 3 Mar 14

Steveg1958 says...

Maybe this one wasn't chosen by Jones then !
Maybe this one wasn't chosen by Jones then ! Steveg1958
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1:09pm Mon 3 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

Good to hear that there is, 'more to come,' from Lingard, there needs to be just as there there does from others too if we are going to make a serious assult on the top six spots.
Oscar, we are told, has not ruled out doing more business in the laon window, this too, on the face of it, is good news. We still have a couple of positions where we just don't have the right option if we need to replace someone. If Greer or Upson were to go down we only have Dunk, one guy covering two players. If possible I would like to see us get a wide left field player so as to allow Lingard to play more central, Rodders, as yet, hasn't set the world alight, Kaz for me is still a super sub and Orlandi seems to still have one or two fitness issues and anyway, I think I prefer Orlndi in a more central role.
Good to hear that there is, 'more to come,' from Lingard, there needs to be just as there there does from others too if we are going to make a serious assult on the top six spots. Oscar, we are told, has not ruled out doing more business in the laon window, this too, on the face of it, is good news. We still have a couple of positions where we just don't have the right option if we need to replace someone. If Greer or Upson were to go down we only have Dunk, one guy covering two players. If possible I would like to see us get a wide left field player so as to allow Lingard to play more central, Rodders, as yet, hasn't set the world alight, Kaz for me is still a super sub and Orlandi seems to still have one or two fitness issues and anyway, I think I prefer Orlndi in a more central role. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

1:14pm Mon 3 Mar 14

lowerbeedingseagull says...

It would seem that Mr Lingard has spent time with Ashley Young at Man Utd learning how to fall over in the penalty area when in the same postcode as a defender. I hope he falls over a lot more between now and May!!!
It would seem that Mr Lingard has spent time with Ashley Young at Man Utd learning how to fall over in the penalty area when in the same postcode as a defender. I hope he falls over a lot more between now and May!!! lowerbeedingseagull
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2:42pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

lowerbeedingseagull wrote:
It would seem that Mr Lingard has spent time with Ashley Young at Man Utd learning how to fall over in the penalty area when in the same postcode as a defender. I hope he falls over a lot more between now and May!!!
The way is see it (purely IMO), if that had been committed near the halfway line, say, it would certainly have been given as a foul. In which case it should be a penalty.

Ashley Young dives like he has been shot in the back with a Magnum, Lingard appeared to be pushed straight down.
[quote][p][bold]lowerbeedingseagull[/bold] wrote: It would seem that Mr Lingard has spent time with Ashley Young at Man Utd learning how to fall over in the penalty area when in the same postcode as a defender. I hope he falls over a lot more between now and May!!![/p][/quote]The way is see it (purely IMO), if that had been committed near the halfway line, say, it would certainly have been given as a foul. In which case it should be a penalty. Ashley Young dives like he has been shot in the back with a Magnum, Lingard appeared to be pushed straight down. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 5

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