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Marking the occasion

9 November 2013

Fordey hopes for clean sheet in milestone game

Lions keeper David Forde is set to make his 250th appearance for the club in Saturday's Championship game with Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok Stadium.

The Irishman joined Millwall from Cardiff City back in June 2008 and played a huge part in the club's promotion to the Championship via the Play-Offs in 2009/10, as well as in the run to last season's FA Cup Semi-Final with Wigan Athletic. His performances, particularly in the last 18 months, have also earned him international recognition with the Republic of Ireland, and the 33-year-old feels 'blessed' to have reached such a milestone at The Den.

"I'm very excited because when I came to the club the ambition was to play as many games as I could," he told Lions Player.

"I've been fortunate with injuries and it's been a very successful period in the club's history with three trips to Wembley and promotion. I'm blessed, and it has helped me on the international front which I'll forever be in debt to the club for."

Steve Lomas' men go into Saturday's game looking to build on three good draws with QPR, Reading and Burnley against Dougie Freedman's improving Bolton side, and Fordey believes The Lions are in for one of their toughest tests of the season at the Reebok.

"It's going to be a difficult game. Bolton have picked up some good result recently, a bit like ourselves, so it's going to be a tight affair. I do think a good win is just around the corner so hopefully that will come on Saturday."

To hear from Fordey, including his thoughts on Martin O'Neill's appointed as new Republic of Ireland boss, click here

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