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No stone unturned in opposition look, says Romeo

Right-back looks back...

26 October 2018

Mahlon Romeo has credited Jed Wallace following Millwall's 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic in the Sky Bet Championship at The Den on Tuesday night.

Shaun Williams (pen) and Steve Morison were on target as The Lions won a second consecutive home game, but the performances of the right-sided duo did not go unnoticed by supporters inside the ground.

Wallace tormented The Latics' back-line all night, and whilst Romeo gave away a penalty-kick shortly before the hour-mark, the defender remained undeterred, producing a solid display.

Speaking to ahead of Millwall's important home game with Ipswich Town this Saturday, Romeo said: "Jed and I get along really well. Sometimes I'll just give him the ball and he'll do amazing things with it. He's so dangerous when he gets the ball at his feet and he's really lively on the pitch."

Romeo, his team-mates and all involved with The Lions were incredulous when referee James Linington pointed to the spot on Tuesday night as James Vaughan fell to the ground unchallenged.

The defender described his "disbelief" over the decision, but hailed an "important win," along with the supporters, as Millwall hauled themselves out of the second tier's bottom three.

"[There was a feeling of] shock [when the penalty was given]. Disbelief. I couldn't believe it. It looks even worse when you look back at it, but that's part of the game.

"It was a very important win. I think when we play at The Den we've definitely got the odds in our favour, and while that hasn't been the case at times this season, it worked out for us on Tuesday.

"The fans were brilliant all night. Sometimes it takes a penalty miss or something along those lines to spark the crowd and give us that extra push."

With basement side The Tractor Boys visiting SE16 this weekend, The Lions will be looking for a third consecutive home victory.

"We leave no stone unturned when it comes to how we look at the opposition," admitted Romeo. "We'll be focussed on them, but we'll also be focussed on what we do and how we can beat them."

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