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"Charlton Athletic win must be the blueprint," says Shane Ferguson

11 January 2017

Winger calls for a repeat performance against rivals at The Valley

Shane Ferguson believes Millwall's 3-1 victory over Charlton Athletic in December was one of the best of the season.

The Addicks had no answer for a relentless Lions performance that was fluid, incisive and clinical going forward, and calm and measured at the back. 

Now, just three weeks later, the Northern Ireland international is calling on his teammates to approach Saturday's derby at The Valley in exactly the same vein.

"When we beat Charlton at home it gave us a lot of confidence," he told millwallfc.co.uk. "The way we played that night, if we hit those same heights again we will be difficult to match.

"As a player, these are the matches you want to be involved in. The atmosphere will be unbelievable because we know what this rivalry means to the fans."

The winger came off the bench to complete a stunning Emirates FA Cup upset on Saturday, scoring the final goal in a famous 3-0 lashing of AFC Bournemouth.

"The lads played really well and it was a fantastic result for the club. 

"We deserved the result, we didn't look out of place at all and that's what is great about the Cup, being able to test ourselves against Premier League teams," Ferguson added.

"We had plenty of confidence going into the game and it showed. The manager told us to go out and enjoy ourselves and that's what we did.

"Now our attention turns to Charlton and climbing up the League One table."

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