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Goalkeeper praises teammates for award nomination

9 February 2017

"The boys in defence have been outstanding," says Archer

Jordan Archer has deflected praise onto his Millwall teammates after being recognised for his impressive season between the sticks.

Both he and manager Neil Harris have been nominated for top gongs at the prestigious London Football Awards for their "outstanding contribution" to the sport.

"I am pleased and honoured to be nominated alongside some fantastic goalkeepers," he told millwallfc.co.uk

Archer joins high-profile nominees Thibaut Courtois and former Tottenham teammate Hugo Lloris in vying for the award - to be announced early next month.

The recognition comes after dazzling displays on the big stage recently, including two clean-sheets against Premier League opposition and helping Millwall reach the last 16 of the Emirates FA Cup.

"I can only thank the boys in front of me, they have limited the opposition to very few scoring opportunities over the last month or two.

"It's great that I am being recognised for the past year but it wouldn't be possible without the team. But to be honest I don't care too much for personal accolades, I am more interested in getting the team back into the Championship division."

The Lions have enjoyed a rare break from mid-week match action and the 23-year-old believes the rest will "give them an edge" when Southend United travel to The Den on Saturday.

"It's important that everyone is rested and ready to go again because we have a very busy period ahead. But I know we have the quality to get through this difficult period and push up the table.

"We have a big squad and there is strong competition for every single spot. That is crucial when you're fighting for promotion."

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