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25 November 2013

Forde pleased with Den form

Lions keeper David Forde believes he and his team-mates can take heart from their run of five games without defeat at The Den.

Saturday's 1-0 win over Barnsley extended that unbeaten streak at home, and the Republic of Ireland number one was particularly pleased to come away with a clean sheet - Fordey's second in a week after keeping Poland out in his country's midweek friendly.

"It was a difficult game and both teams struggled to find their rhythm a little bit," he said. "We've played very well this year and not got anything out of the game so it was nice to win ugly, and it's fantastic to get another clean sheet, the second in a week for me.

"We pride ourselves on clean sheets and that hasn't been happening. We seem to have gone the other side of the pole where we've been more expansive attacking wise, and we have been playing well, but have left ourselves open.

"Mark Beevers coming back and bringing that balance to the left side was important. He doesn't get the credit he deserves because he just goes about his business so well.

"Overall everyone was delighted with the win. It is difficult to in this League to get a point, let alone three, and we've turned a corner at home and are starting to look a good side at The Den. Long may that continue."

After Saturday's game, the 33-year-old played down reports linking him with a move away from the club, instead insisting that talks are ongoing about extending his contract at The Den.

"I'm happy with my form and all I'm doing is just concentrating on the next game. I don't look too far ahead and it's all about Leicester City next up. All I'm focused on and caring about at the moment is Millwall."

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