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Marshall: “I’m positive we will break away from teams below us”

Lions’ recent recruit talks Sheffield Wednesday, Swansea and settling in since Den return

12 February 2019

Ben Marshall is confident Millwall will move clear of the chasing pack over our shoulders in the Sky Bet Championship, with Sheffield Wednesday visiting The Den on Tuesday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

The fixture comes three days after a slender defeat in South Wales against Swansea City last Saturday, and Marshall is looking ahead to a palatable chance for redemption with three points in midweek.

“Games in The Championship come thick and fast, but we just have to prepare right and go into the game with a good mentality, and hopefully we can get the three points,” the winger states.

“It’s important to break away from the teams below us, and I’m positive that we’ll make sure we don’t get dragged into a battle at the bottom of the table.

“We need to get results in these games, especially at The Den, and I’m sure we can do.”

Marshall says The Lions were unlucky to come away from Swansea empty-handed last weekend, and claims the points taken from big clubs at this level over the past two years demonstrate the team’s capabilities in the division.

“I thought they were the better side in the first half and they passed the ball quite well.

“They had a bit of luck with the goal from a deflection, but then I think we dominated the second half and should have at least earned a draw.

“We definitely at least matched Swansea, especially in the second half, and we’ve shown a number of times this season and last year against top teams that we’re an established Championship side. We just have to take it on the chin and look for three points this week.”

Following his return to The Den on loan from Norwich City last month, 27-year-old Marshall tells the supporters that there is “more to come” from his performances this campaign.

“I’m just getting my match fitness again,” he says.

“I’ve had three games so far since coming back – I should be at it now, and whilst I feel like I’ve done alright, there is definitely more to come.

“I felt settled from day one to be honest, being back around the lads and the staff.”


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