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Thompson talks QPR, West Brom and importance of fans’ backing

Midfielder speaks after contributing to three points against Albion at the weekend

8 April 2019

Ben Thompson has called on the Millwall supporters to continue their vocal backing of the side, which the midfielder describes as “brilliant throughout” in Saturday’s 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

The Lions return to The Den this Wednesday night to take on Queens Park Rangers, sitting one point above the relegation places of the Sky Bet Championship, albeit having played a game less than our survival competitors.

“[The atmosphere at The Den] is what we need – we have to have everyone turning up and the fans backing us like they did at the weekend,” says boyhood Lions fanatic Thompson.

“They were brilliant throughout against West Brom and we need it at every game, continuing on Wednesday night.

“If they can rally together again and get down to support us then it will help us massively in the last few games of the season.”

Having played a significant part in the second goal to seal the game at the weekend for Neil Harris’ side, Thompson claims the team were helped by a feeling of confidence stemming from recent displays.

“It was a massive win for us. We took all the confidence from how we performed at Leeds, and we came into the game with so much freedom.

“I thought the boys were unbelievable, we conducted ourselves well, kept a clean sheet which was nice, and if we carry on like that then I don’t see any reason why we can’t stay up.

“Looking at the money they’ve spent and the players they’ve got, I thought we more than matched them and were the better side. It shows the quality we have in the dressing room and what we can do on the pitch. Everyone before the game had that mindset that we’re in this together and the spirit between us was second-to-none.”

The midfielder finally states that whilst the final seven games of the campaign will be a “tough battle”, it is important to continue to work as a tight-knit group.

“I think our last three performances have been outstanding, and the boys have been in a different gear.

“Some results haven’t gone our way – that’s football. The result against West Brom did, and we have to keep on the grind for the rest of the season.

“It’s going to be a tough battle, but we’ll stick together and give it everything.”

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