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"We've shown we're holding our own," says McLaughlin

Lions right-back speaks...

23 November 2017

Millwall right-back Conor McLaughlin claims that whilst The Lions haven't been at their best on the field recently, the fact they are picking up points is "the main thing" in the long run.

Neil Harris' side are currently on a run of one win in eight Sky Bet Championship games, but have drawn three of the remaining seven, holding their own in each match, rarely - if ever - being outplayed.

Speaking after the goalless draw with Leonid Slutsky's Hull City at The Den on Tuesday night, McLaughlin expressed the squad's disappointment in not being able to turn one point into three, but also told of their "enjoyment" at playing in the second tier.

"We were a bit disappointed in the changing room after the game. We had a few chances to go on and win it, but things aren't dropping for us at the moment.

"We haven't been playing to our best in the last few games, but we're still picking up points in what is a difficult League. That's the main thing. If you don't win the game, you need to make sure you don't lose it.

"We've got the players to turn things round, climb up the table and get the points we need. The wins will come. There's a lot of games in the League, plus Cup games and some of us are playing international football, but we're playing in a really good League against top clubs, so we're enjoying it.

"We don't have any right to go out and be beating teams left, right and centre - especially ones that have just come down from the Premier League. But, we've shown that we're holding our own. No team has really blown us away so far."

Next up for The Lions is Saturday afternoon's trip to Fulham - a game that McLaughlin says Millwall will go there to win.

"We have to enjoy playing against teams like Fulham. Games like this are exactly why we got promoted last season. The lads know the results over the last few games haven't been perfect, but we're all buzzing to have made the step up.

"In a perfect world, you'd want to be beating teams around you to put a bit of distance between yourselves and them. On Saturday, with a massive away following, we're going there to win."


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