Young Lions midfielder says that his strike was long overdueBen Thompson struck a goal good enough to grace any stage with a 20-yard dipping volley in Millwall's 3-1 win against Shrewsbury Town - and admited that it was so long since he scored a goal that he didn't know how to celebrate.
Midfielder Ben's first and last strike for The Lions came against Wycombe Wanderers in the FA Cup last December.
Whilst that effort was a low arrowed shot that packed a punch, Saturday's effort at The Den was the stuff of dreams - chesting down a headed clearance and making a perfect connection with the ball to volley first-time into the top left corner.
It was certainly a goal that The Lions, trailing 1-0 a the time, needed. It was also one that helped change the whole mood of the stadium, giving everyone a lift and providing a base from which Neil Harris' charges went on to claim all three points.
A disappointing opening 45 minutes had seen The Lions trail to Larnell Cole's fourth-minute effort, and as Ben admits, it took a few considered words from boss Harris at half-time to push the players on and get the job done.
Millwall will be looking to record a first away win in five games at Coventry City this Saturday with The Lions determined to cement their place in the Play-Offs.
"Every game is important to us," said Ben. "We have just got to go out there with the attitude that we have to win."