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Holloway full of praise for Webster

23 October 2014

Manager hails defender's attitude and professionalism

Millwall boss Ian Holloway says defender Byron Webster is 'reaping the rewards' for waiting his turn for regular first team football.

Webster, a summer signing, had to wait until the middle of September to make his first League start but was substituted early on against Reading, with The Lions 2-0 down, as part of a tactical switch.

The 27-year-old, though, has started Millwall's last three games and impressed at the heart of a defence which has kept two consecutive clean sheets on the road.

"I brought him (Webster) off after 15 or 20 minutes at Reading and he didn't fall out with me," Holloway said after Tuesday's 0-0 draw with Wigan.

"He understood that tactically I needed to bring Carlos (Edwards) back. He has waited his time and kept a good attitude about himself, and has put everything into training just like a good pro should do.

"He is reaping the rewards now because it's going to be a long and hard season. You have to wait for your chance and take it when you do play.

"I've got Danny Shittu, who every time I see him more or less is saying 'I'm ready', and he's keeping him out at the moment. There's Mark Beevers there as well.

"The great thing for me is that if I need to make some changes they understand that."

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