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Romeo happy with goal "bonus" in Blades victory

Right-back expresses joy after first goal of season...

4 December 2017

Mahlon Romeo will "take each game as it comes" after scoring his first goal of the season on his first Sky Bet Championship start in Saturday's 3-1 victory over Sheffield United at The Den.

The right-back's strike was sandwiched between Lee Gregory's opener and Jake Cooper's late header - and the 22-year-old heaped praise on the striker after expertly setting him up to score.

"Gregs has done really well in tracking back, tackling and winning the ball back, and then the weight of the pass through to me was perfect. I actually ended up slipping and two-footing the ball in, but they all count!" he said.

A tactical switch from 4-4-2 to 3-5-2 aided The Lions in picking up a fifth Championship victory of the campaign; something that Romeo claimed help "do a job" on the high-flying Blades.

"Me getting more forward in the second half was planned. We decided to match up with them and it worked - we came out on top. We became more attacking, effectively playing with wing-backs.

"I'm happy with winning 3-1 at home. The goal is just a bonus for me.

"Sheffield United are a really good side and we needed to respect them. They've come up with us from League One and are now fourth in the League, but we did a job on them on Saturday."

Next up for Millwall are Aston Villa this Saturday, and the right-back hopes to have given manager Neil Harris a selection headache ahead of the trip to Villa Park, with Conor McLaughlin set to return to the matchday squad after missing the United success through suspension.

"It would be nice to play at Villa Park next weekend, but that's up to the manager. I'll just keep working hard and take each game as it comes. There's a lot of big games coming against top teams - we'll have to be on the top of our game."

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