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Amos thankful to seal Millwall deal

Read from the goalkeeper after he puts pen-to-paper...

13 July 2018

New Millwall goalkeeper Ben Amos is hopeful of enjoying success with The Lions in 2018/19.

The stopper put pen-to-paper on a season-long loan deal on Friday morning and joined his team-mates for a training session at the club's pre-season camp in Portugal.

Speaking to millwallfc.co.uk, the 28-year-old spoke of his desire to "enjoy" football again after a spell at near neighbours Charlton Athletic.

"I heard a couple of days ago that there was interest. From there, it's over to the clubs and the agents to get things sorted - thankfully it's been done and I've spent my first day out [in Portugal] today," he said.

"It's all about the level you play at. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Charlton last season and I want to get to enjoying my football again. Hopefully this season we can enjoy success again and have a really good year."

A first day at a new club can be somewhat daunting, but for Amos, a familiar face was waiting for him - Millwall's new goalkeeping coach, Lee Turner, who worked with the ex-Manchester United man at The Valley.

Along with Jordan Archer and David Martin, competition for a place between the posts will be higher than ever in the new campaign - and the 'keeper expressed the need to stay "motivated" as he chases the number one spot.

"I've said a few times in the past how good Lee is. I really enjoy coming into work with him every day. He's brought me on in the past and hopefully he can improve every day this year.

"It's always healthy to have that competition for places and make sure you stay motivated. Even the most motivated of players need someone behind or in front of you. That definitely gives you that extra kick every day you come into training."

The new season will see Millwall look to emulate last season's heroics, with Amos stating that he has "no doubts" The Lions' "tight-knit group" will do.

"I can already see that everyone works their socks off. They seem a really tight-knit group and that's half the battle. As long as you've then got quality in the right places you'll do well. I've seen today of the quality in the group. I have no doubts we'll do well."


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