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Wallace: “We have to stick together like we have done and we’ll pick up the wins”

Lions wide man speaks after netting his first of the campaign

15 September 2018

Millwall winger Jed Wallace has highlighted the importance of unity as the season gathers pace, after opening his account for the campaign in a 1-1 home draw with Leeds United.

Wallace’s opener in the second half looked at one stage to have secured the three points for Neil Harris’ men, but for a late equaliser for the visitors from Jack Harrison.

“It probably paints a picture of our home form this season, really,” Wallace claimed.

“We played really well and dominated parts of the game, should have scored more when we were on top, and then we gave away a goal that goes through three or four bodies and goes in the corner. Unfortunately, at the moment things are going against us a bit and we’ve had some bad luck.

“We’ve not quite been able to see games out, but if we keep on top of teams and playing well here, like against Middlesbrough, Swansea – in parts – and Derby as well as today, we’ll win more than we lose here. We just have to stick together like we have been doing over the last three years, and we’ll start picking up the wins.”

The wide man added more on how the closeness of the club as a whole is integral to results, and stresses that the team will continue to give their all to pick up as many points as possible.

“Since I’ve come here three years ago, the togetherness between the players, fans and management means we are pushing in the right way together. It’s important that we stay together.

“There aren’t many Millwall teams over the years that concede a late goal and get clapped off the way we did today. The support we’ve had has been terrific because they recognise a team that are giving everything for the shirt.

“We’re doing all the right things, we just can’t get ourselves over the line at the moment, but as always we will continue winning every tackle we can, running our hearts out for the supporters, and eventually we’ll win more than we lose.

Wallace’s opener saw him claim his first strike of the season, but the 24-year-old has said there is more to come where he is concerned.

“I’ve been disappointed with how I’ve performed in certain games this season – this two-week period of no games has given us a chance to knuckle down, train really hard and I have been able to watch a few clips with the manager to try and get back to my best.

“I felt today was probably my best performance of the season so far, I’m far from the finished article and I’ll be the first to admit that, and I just want to keep improving and doing well for Millwall.

“I’m always proud to play for this club. I’m happy to get off the mark and there’s hopefully more to come.”

Wallace concluded that the future looks bright for The Lions with players returning from injury, adding that the summer recruitment has been important for a busy remainder of September, beginning with Wednesday night’s trip across London to face QPR.

“We’ve recruited well over the summer, added strength in depth and it’s like having new signings when boys like Webby [Byron Webster] are coming back, too.

“A London derby on the back of a massive game like today is what we want, so we look forward to it and want to roll on and pick up points.”

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