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Fuller focused on task ahead

13 November 2014

Striker Ricardo looking forward to Charlton match

Striker Ricardo Fuller believes the international break has come at a good time for him and his Millwall team-mates.

The Lions' defeat to Brentford last time out was their second loss in a busy three-game week, but Ian Holloway's men could count themselves unlucky not to have got something out of the game against The Bees and indeed against Watford, who ran out 3-1 winners at Vicarage Road.

Despite slipping to 18th in the table, however, frontman Fuller believes The Lions still have plenty of reasons to remain positive about the challenges ahead.

"We are creating chances and putting many of them away," he told "We need to keep that up and continue scoring goals, whether that is the strikers, midfielders or defenders.

"The break has probably come at a good time for us because we had three games in a week and were unlucky not to pick up more points than we did.

"Against Brentford we pulled it back to 2-2, but their third goal killed the game a little bit. At the same time we had several chances throughout the match to have got something."

Next up for The Lions is the short journey to face London rivals Charlton Athletic, one of Fuller's former clubs.

The striker spent the 2012/13 season at The Valley but says he won't be putting any additional pressure on himself to find the net against his old side.

"I'm just seeing it as the next game," he said. "It is a derby game against one of my old teams, but that doesn't mean I will put extra pressure on myself to score than what I already do.

"Both teams will be fighting for three points and I will be looking to play to the best of my ability and make a difference. Hopefully I can create some chances, score some goals and make it difficult for the opponents."

The Lions are unbeaten in their last six matches against Charlton, but the experienced striker says the head-to-head record between the two clubs will become irrelevant on matchday.

"Football isn't about what you have done in the past; it is about what you are doing right now and what you can do in the future.

"It comes down to who works the hardest and who takes their chances on the day."

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