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Murray Wallace: "It's about getting through, it doesn't matter how"

Lions' goal hero discusses Cup victory at Wimbledon

17 February 2019

Murray Wallace has spoken of his delight after netting the winner for the second straight Emirates FA Cup tie to send Millwall through to the Quarter-Finals at AFC Wimbledon.

The defender's goal sends The Lions through to a fourth FA Cup last eight in 15 years.

"We're delighted to reach the next round and with the clean sheet," Wallace says.

"I thought it was quite a scrappy game if I'm honest, after we scored early.

"The manager asked us before the game in the dressing room how much we wanted to be in a Quarter-Final, because that's what was at stake."

The Scotsman says that whilst the clean sheet was important to the defence - which included Alex Pearce as a replacement for Shaun Hutchinson - it is solely about reaching the next round in Cup football no matter how.

"It doesn't matter how you get there, it's about winning the game, getting over the line and through to the next round, and that's what we've done.

"Pearcey has a lot of experience, just like Hutch, they're two very experienced centre-halves.

"He came in today and was excellent, and as defenders a clean sheet is what we want as well as getting through."

Wallace plays down any hopes of securing a particular draw in Monday's Quarter-Final hat, and goes on to highlight the importance of momentum as Neil Harris' side prepare for Wednesday's Sky Bet Championship trip to Derby County.

"I don't want to say who I fancy in the next round really because we need to just see who we get.

"Taking the momentum into the League is massive. We can take the performance and clean sheet into Wednesday night against Derby, and we can look to start picking up more points."

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