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Murray Wallace on "belief" in Millwall camp

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17 December 2019

Murray Wallace produced a Man-of-the-Match worthy performance at Pride Park on Saturday - and is already looking forward to the next game.

A near ever-present so far this season, the Scot has had to make a slight adjustment in recent time, with Gary Rowett's new formation on the road seeing Wallace switch from left-back to left-wing-back.

The 26-year-old has found the move comfortable, though, and is a large part of the reason The Lions' form has changed for the better in recent weeks.

Speaking after helping Millwall to a third away win in four - and a second clean sheet - Wallace stated his pleasure behind the result and newly-found solidity at the back.

"We're all delighted with the win, I thought it was a great performance," he told millwallfc.co.uk. "We've had two tough away games in [Derby] and Bristol City, a lot of travelling - we had a good result [in the week], but it took a lot out of us.

"We recovered right, though, and travelled again to get the points. It's a great result.

"The club have struggled with away performances, but to now be picking up points in the manner we are, with clean sheets, it's massive. Bart has deserved some clean sheets with the performances he has been putting in and the saves he has been making, he's been unbelievable."

In explaining his new position, Murray suggested how the change has allowed The Lions to become more potent, with goals coming from all over the XI.

"It's interesting, I've slightly pushed on a bit. As funny as it sounds, playing five at the back has actually allowed us to be on the front foot a bit more. We're not as defensive, we go out there and press teams and it suits us.

"The lads have been playing out of their skins recently and popping up with goals all over. Jed in particular has been flying. We've got a real belief in what we're doing and the results will come with the right performances."

Basement boys Barnsley are next to face Millwall, and after the final game before Christmas, the festive periods throws up fixtures galore - Brentford and Luton Town visit The Den, whilst Gary Rowett's side also travel to Cardiff City on Boxing Day.

With the relentless nature of matches, Wallace expressed how it all comes down to the players' own personal recovery with regards to staying fit.

"It's probably quite rare that we've got a week until our next game, but after that, they'll come thick and fast. It comes a lot down to recovery and how can you manage yourself to get back out there and produce your best performance."

Watch the full interview with Murray Wallace above.


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