Millwall midfielder Jed Wallace has highlighted how instrumental the relationship between the players and fans has been in the club’s success in the Sky Bet Championship this season.
The Lions lost for the first time in 18 games last Friday after promotion favourites Fulham turned on the style in the second half to record a 3-0 victory at The Den, but despite that the home players were applauded off the field by a sold-out crowd.
And Wallace, who has netted seven goals for Neil Harris’ men this campaign, hailed the united spirit running throughout the club when speaking to millwallfc.co.uk.
He said: “I can’t imagine there’s been too many teams at Millwall who have been applauded off the field after they’ve been beaten 3-0 at home.
“That shows just how far we’ve come this season as a group – we’ve always stuck together.
“A big part of how successful we’ve been is down to the connection between the players and the fans.”
Despite falling to defeat last time out The Lions remain firmly in the race for a Play-Off spot, currently occupying the sixth and final spot – sitting one point ahead of Derby County.
However, Gary Rowett’s men have a game in hand which is at home to second placed Cardiff City on Tuesday night - which should they win would put them in the driving seat for a top-six place heading into the final two matches.
Wallace says Millwall must concentrate on themselves though, and ensure they record a maximum return from their remaining fixtures.
He added: “We all knew it was going to be a tough game against Fulham. The game plan was to come out of the blocks flying in front of a full Den.
“The first half was probably the best we’ve played all season, especially with the intensity we showed.
“But unfortunately against the top teams you get punished. You’re talking about a side that could be playing in the Premier League next season – but that’s the level of opposition we want to be competing against.
“You saw at Derby we had a 10-minute blip and conceded three goals, and it was exactly the same against Fulham.
“I knew last Thursday we needed a minimum of six points to get in the Play-Offs, it’s just a case now that we’ve got one game less to do it in.
“We’ll dust ourselves down and go again. The changing room is full of heart and confidence – that will never change.”