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Saunders-Henry: "We dug deep for the victory"

Lions youngster praises team performance after Coventry win

4 February 2019

Mason Saunders-Henry says Millwall "dug deep" for the three points on Monday afternoon as Kevin Nugent's Under 23s claimed a 3-0 success over Coventry City at Calmont Road.

Saunders-Henry opened the scoring just two-and-a-half minutes into the Professional Development League contest with a superb strike from outside the area, and played 83 minutes in a central midfield role, different from his usual wide position.

"It was a great team performance and we all dug deep for the victory," Saunders-Henry told

"It was different playing centrally to where I usually play, but I adapted - obviously with help from Jethro [Hanson]."

The 19-year-old claims the ultimate aim for him personally is to make his name in The Lions' first team squad, and commends his Under 23 teammates who have earned a place in Neil Harris' senior reckoning.

"It's been a challenge and has been tough at times, but you just have to keep going.

"Travelling with the first team this season has been nice, and it gives you hope to potentially get into the matchday squad and in the future to get game time.

"It's great for everyone in the Under 23s who has been involved with the first team. It makes you always want to work harder to get yourself into the squad - you just have to keep on grafting."

Saunders-Henry concludes that whilst there have been "ups and downs" over the last few months, he is eager to look forward to finishing the season strongly at the club.

"It's been a pretty good season - I think there have been some ups and downs.

"We started off well and I got a few goals although we then had a bit of a dip, but today showed what we can do as players and as a team."

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