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Murray Wallace on weekend win and settling in

Defender discusses belief in the squad and his first months at Millwall

9 October 2018

Murray Wallace has credited the potential ‘turning point’ in Millwall’s season following a recent upturn in results.

The defender started both of The Lions’ matches in the past week, coming back from 2-0 down to take a draw at Nottingham Forest before coming from behind again to claim a victory over Aston Villa at The Den.

“I thought we played well [on Saturday] – I thought we dominated the game,” Wallace says as he reflects on the Villa win.

“We had the majority of chances and we put them under pressure, so I feel we got the result we deserved.

“We hope the win can be a turning point. Our performances have generally been good at home without necessarily getting the right results. Even on the road we’ve had a couple of good performances from which we might have taken more – but it’s good to get back to winning ways.”

Wallace also touches on last Wednesday’s thrilling encounter at the City Ground and claims Neil Harris’ side have ‘shown what they are about’.

“We took a lot of confidence from the midweek game, and they only had a couple of chances which they scored.

“It felt a bit disheartening to be two goals down, but we showed real fight and spirit to get back into the game, and it’s important that we take belief from our last two performances to show what a good team we are and what we can do.

“When results maybe haven’t been going our way, we have needed to dig deep and find a way to get out of a poor run. I think we’ve shown what we’re all about in the past couple of games, and hopefully we can kick on from there.”

The 25-year-old Scotsman says he has managed to gel with the ‘Millwall’ style and way the team play since arriving in the summer, and hopes the international break can give the squad time to recover and prepare for the club's next Sky Bet Championship clash against Reading.

“It’s been fine [settling in]. It has taken me a while to find my feet a little more, and get to know the style of the lads. There are certain things that you only learn by playing games with each other, and now I feel like I have a good understanding of the team.

“[The international break] is good to nail down tactics and get to know things that you might not as much when you’re playing Saturday-Tuesday.

“It’s all about recovery, getting ready for the next game and where sometimes you might not get to work as much as you’d like, this is a really good time for us to do that.”


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