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Millwall midfielder Jimmy Abdou wants to make up for lost time

6 January 2016

Lions ace raring to play his part in second half of the season

Millwall midfielder Jimmy Abdou is determined to make up for lost time and put the frustration of his injury lay-off firmly behind him in the best way possible - by helping push The Lions into the Play-Off places.

Jimmy, 31, required a first-ever operation after dislocating his shoulder at Peterborough United on 3rd October and whilst returning to the team for the Boxing Day game against Walsall, was back on the bench again until he replaced injured right-back Carlos Edwards for the final 22 minutes at Barnsley last weekend.

Edwards (hamstring) and fellow right-back Shaun Cummings (hamstring) are both being monitored this week, whilst midfielder George Saville has returned to parent club Wolves following the conclusion of his loan spell at The Den. As the saying goes, one man's loss is another man's gain, and that could well prove to be the case for current Player of the Year Jimmy, who is champing at the bit to be involved again on a regular basis.

"I'm feeling good and happy to be back," said Jimmy. "I want to help play my part in getting the results to push us on to where we want to be.

"We had one defeat in October and one defeat in November, but then December was a bit disappointing. Maybe it was tiredness, but whatever it was we need to go again and try to do well.

"I was working hard before my injury; I try to enjoy every time I train and play. It is a great feeling and I am ready to go."

Next up for Millwall is a trip to Oldham this Saturday in a game rearranged after the initial fixture at Boundary Park was rained off less than two hours before kick-off in December.

"Maybe it is a good thing that the game is being played on a Saturday and not a Tuesday night," added Jimmy. "It was frustrating, but we must re-focus on the job we need to do this time and do our best to win the game."

A full interview with Jimmy is available on LionsPlayerHD

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