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3 December 2012

Season's a marathon not a sprint

Lions left-back Shane Lowry is refusing to get carried away and start talking about promotion, taking on board the old adage that the season 'is a marathon and not a sprint'.
Millwall well be enjoying the best unbeaten run of any team in the Football League currently, but Kenny Jackett's men cannot afford to let their standards slip if they are going to remain in contention come the business end of the season.
"We have taken 20 points out of a possible 24 and we’re flying at the moment," said Shane. "We were flying under the radar for a bit there but now teams are starting to take notice of us.
I think it’s a bit early to be talking about promotion though. There are a lot of games still to go and everybody knows what a tough league this is to get out of."
The Lions head to Ipswich Town this Saturday looking for a repeat of their last visit to Portman Road when goals from Liam Trotter and an Andy Keogh brace secured a 3-0 victory at the tail end of last season.
Although the Tractor Boys have enjoyed something of a revival following the appointment of Mick McCarthy as manager, Shane is already looking forward to Saturday's game.
"The belief is certainly there and having a settled team brimming with confidence is taking us a long way.
There is no secret to our success other than sheer hard work and desire. We out-battle and out-fight other teams and we are well organised.
We don’t have the budget of a lot of the other clubs but we never know when to lie down and that sets us apart.”

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