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Philpot 'delighted' with first team chance at Millwall

21 April 2016

Striker Jamie discusses his senior progress

Young forward Jamie Philpot says he is 'delighted' that Millwall boss Neil Harris is giving him chances to impress as part of the club's senior squad.

The 19-year-old came off the bench at half-time during Tuesday's victory over Fleetwood Town and set up Steve Morison for the winning goal during his longest first team run out to date.

Philpot made an incredible impact during his debut in the final game of last season, scoring with virtually his first touch against Wolves, but an unfortunately timed injury meant he had to wait until March of this year to make a second appearance, which came in the 3-0 win over Blackpool at The Den.

The Lions have three pivotal games left this season and Philpot is pleased to be involved in the Sky Bet League One run-in.

"I'm delighted that the manager has given me the opportunity to play and show the fans what I can do," he said.

"The most important thing for any young player is to be integrated into the first team. Then if you do get your chance in games you know where to be, what your position is and how to help the team keep its shape.

"Luckily on Tuesday I got an assist to set up Steve, and he produced a fantastic finish. The game against Fleetwood was a tough battle but thankfully it is one we came out on top in.

"Everyone is concentrating on the overall objective of trying to win every game from here on in. We're all really focused on the task at hand."

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