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Byron Webster: Bring on Man Utd!

13 August 2014

Defender eyes Premier League opponents in Cup draw

Defender Byron Webster made his first full start for Millwall in Tuesday night's Capital One Cup victory against Wycombe - and now hopes The Lions are pitched against draw Manchester United when the Second Round draw is made tonight.

Byron played a key role as Ian Holloway's side booked their place in this evening's draw with a 1-0 win against Wycombe in which The Lions played the last 32 minutes a man down after Matthew Briggs' 58th-minute sending off.

"It was good to get the win and my first game under my belt," Byron told "And as I'm a Man United fan it would be great to get them in the draw. To be honest though, it's just important that we got past Wycombe and are in the next round."

The Lions were certainly pushed all the way on Tuesday night as they eventually saw off a determined Chairboys team who created a handful of decent chances to cancel out Briggs' 27th-minute goal for Millwall.

"It's never easy to play against a lower league club," said Byron, "They always have a bit of a point to prove, but we handled the game really well. We scored a good goal and then had to show our other side when we went down to 10 men, digging in and producing a resilient display.

"Our beautiful English weather came into play in the first half when it hammered down with rain, but it was all OK, it didn't last and as a footballer you get used to it. Anyway, it was like a normal summer's day up north so I was quite at home!"

There were plenty of positives to come out of the Cup game with Byron one of six players making their senior debut for Millwall, and now the former Yeovil centre half can't wait to get some more match action.

"Following on from the game against Leeds last Saturday we have now won two matches and kept clean sheets in them both," he added. "You can't ask much more as all in all it has been a solid start by us.

"We're at Fulham this Saturday and all the lads are really looking forward to the game. Although I had played at Millwall before with Yeovil, the noise for the Leeds match was incredible and it looks like we are going to have a big following at Craven Cottage too, which is great."

Although Byron has never played at the Cottage before, he has nothing but praise for Fulham, as he explains: "A couple of years ago when I was playing at Yeovil I had a hamstring injury ahead of our Play-Off Final at Wembley. We had a lad on loan, Dan Burn, from Fulham and they were kind enough to let me get treatment there, using their Premier League facilities.

"I took in a game there too, but whilst I will always be grateful to the help they gave me then, my priority is to help us get a good result there on Saturday."

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