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Ferguson: "This level is where we want to be"

Wide man talks ahead of Stoke meeting

26 April 2019

Shane Ferguson has spoken of the Millwall squad’s desire to be consistent at Sky Bet Championship level ahead of Stoke City’s visit to The Den this Saturday.

The contest with Nathan Jones’ side is The Lions’ penultimate home game of the 2018/19 season, and third-last overall.

Ferguson firstly speaks of the recent Bank Holiday fixtures, with a Den draw against Brentford followed by Easter Monday's slender defeat at Aston Villa.

“Both games were obviously very tough,” the winger said when speaking to

“We probably could have done better in the Brentford game, especially after they had gone down to 10 men, but they showed what a good side they are to play like that with a man down. They caused us problems, but it’s another point on the board.

“Going away to Aston Villa was always going to be a hard game, but now we just have to look forward to the weekend.”

Ferguson insists The Lions must look to be a consistent presence at Championship level, explaining that this is where he and the squad want to be playing year-in, year out.

“We spoke after the game and discussed that this level is where we want to be.

“We knew the season wouldn’t be easy – but we need to stay in this division and carry on playing in these packed-out stadiums against top clubs every week.

“It means for us we just need to get the results and stay in the League.”

The Northern Irishman claims Neil Harris' men are full of optimism, and are relishing the chance to add to the points tally against The Potters.

“We still have a lot of confidence, and there is a lot of spirit in the dressing room.

“Playing against a side like Stoke, we know it will be difficult as well – but when The Den’s sold out, it’s always a tough place to come.

“It’s definitely a game we’re all looking forward to. The three points are what we’re focusing towards, and other results will take care of themselves.”

Ferguson lastly adds that it is vital to continue to make The Den a difficult atmosphere for opponents through the packed and vocal Millwall support.

“We’ve all shown this year how tough it can be to come to Millwall as opposing players.

“It’s something that has been shown in our FA Cup games, for example, and long may it continue.”

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