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"Refreshed" Romeo returns from whirlwind trip

11 October 2016

Lions defender Mahlon impresses on the international stage

Most players wouldn't call playing back to back games in the sweltering Caribbean sun "refreshing", but then most players aren't Mahlon Romeo.

The Millwall defender returned to London on Monday and was back at the training ground this morning after representing Antigua & Barbuda in the Caribbean Cup qualifiers last week, an experience he believes has made him a more complete player.

"It's fun because the playing style is completely different to how we play in England," he told "The game is a lot more open, you get more time on the ball and I was able to drive forward and take the game on. The experience will definitely serve me well while playing at the domestic level."

Romeo was instrumental in his side's 2-0 victory over Puerto Rico on Saturday, but after losing to Curacao in the opening round of the qualifiers, the Benna Boys must rely on other results going their way to progress in the tournament.

"It's just great to come back with some new skills," added Mahlon. "And on the other hand, I have been able to pass on things that I have learnt here at Millwall to my international teammates."

He's not the only Lion who has been recalled to represent his country during the international break. 

Northern Ireland's Shane Ferguson is expected to line-up in tonight's World Cup qualifier against Germany in Hanover. It's been a busy few days for the Lions utility player, whose impressive form was highlighted by two assists in NI's 4-0 victory over San Marino on Saturday.

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