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Aiden O'Brien driven by "Wembley heartbreak"

9 May 2017

Lions winger determined to make amends for last season's Play-Off Final defeat

Aiden O'Brien believes Millwall have learnt lessons from last season's Play-Off Final defeat and will do "everything possible" to ensure history doesn't repeat itself when they meet Bradford at Wembley on May 20.

"It was a very, very tough way to end the season last year," O'Brien told 

"We came so close to promotion but fell in the Play-Off Final. It broke all of our hearts and it probably broke all of the fans' hearts too. 

"Now we are going back to Wembley to face Bradford and we're determined not to let it happen again. It's a massive day. Only one team wins, only one team goes up and we are prepared to do everything we need to to make sure it's our year."

The Lions will have almost a fortnight to prepare for the showdown and although the 23-year-old would prefer the match was played sooner rather than later, O'Brien appreciates the break after a taxing fortnight that has seen Millwall play three games in a week.

"Everyone has a few days off to clear their heads," he added.

"I'm going to go and chill at home with family and friends and take a step back for a moment. We've had three really intense games in such a short space of time and once we've had a second to breathe we will prepare for Bradford. 

"Once the match comes around we will all be switched on. Everyone knows their job and if we perform like we have been then I know that it will be us celebrating at the end of 90 minutes."

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