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Good to be back says Jack

19 January 2015

Midfielder pleased to get first full 90 minutes of senior action

Young midfield prospect Jack Powell was pleased to get his first full 90 minutes in the Championship under his belt against Ipswich Town on Saturday - and is hoping for another slice of the action when The Lions host Reading in eight days' time.

Jack, who turns 21 on 29th January, made his League debut for The Lions against Blackpool back in September, and made two subsequent Championship appearances prior to Saturday's game with the Tractor Boys.

But like his midfield partner Jimmy Abdou, Jack put in a solid shift against Mick McCarthy's side and although disappointed with the result, was glad to be back in the thick of the action again.

Speaking to Lions Player he said: "Personally I was pleased to be back involved and pleased to get my first 90 minutes in the League. I obviously played against Blackpool but came off with 10 (minutes) to go and then came off at half-time in a couple of other games. 

"Although we lost on Saturday there were a few more positives and hopefully we showed that there is some optimism, that we're on our way forward again and that we can pick up a result sooner rather than later."

With The Lions' next game against Reading at The Den on Tuesday 27th January, there is a little longer than usual to prepare for the match and that, according to Jack, could work in Millwall's favour as five new signings settle in follow their move to the club this month.

"It's a bit different because we have got nine days now to prepare for our next game against Reading," Jack added. "But it gives us a bit more time to gel with the new players.

"I think that they showed they have got a lot to offer the team and the club as a whole and the extra time this week allows us to form a few partnerships and work together which can only be good."

A full interview with Jack, where he also talks about the decision to hand Academy graduate Sid Nelson the captain's armband against Ipswich, can be viewed on Lions Player. Click here to subscribe.

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