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Elliott: "We turned it into a Millwall game"

Striker speaks after netting in first away win of the season

1 January 2019

Tom Elliott has credited the way Millwall dug out three points on Tuesday afternoon, claiming a first away win of the campaign at Ipswich Town.

The striker was involved in all three of The Lions' second-half goals to secure the victory at Portman Road, and he describes the second period as a 'Millwall game'.

"It's been a good Christmas for us, picking up three wins out of three," Elliott says.

"In the politest way I can say it, the manager was very disappointed at half-time. We were all disappointed in ourselves with the first half, letting the early goal in, and we weren't on it.

"In the second half, we turned it into a Millwall game. We ran them into the ground and bullied them, and we knew that once we scored that they would struggle. We scored the three goals quite quickly, and got the job done despite having to hang on with their great goal at the end."

The 28-year-old claims the contest was the most difficult from over the Christmas period due to tiredness, and touches on his involvement in the goals, including scoring what proved to be the decisive strike.

"That was probably the hardest game out of the three, with a lot of the boys fatigued. We needed to dig deep for that 'ugly' away win.

"Being involved in the goals made it a better afternoon for me, but I was just glad to help the boys get the three points. We need to work hard into the next game and play with more quality now.

"We've had some great away performances this season but not had the luck to go with them, and here we got the luck we needed."

Elliott finally looks ahead to the beginning of The Lions' Emirates FA Cup campaign, hosting Hull City at The Den on Sunday afternoon.

"Hull will be a tough team to face, especially with them having just won 6-0. We've got two teams facing each other who are on winning ways, but hopefully we'll have enough to get into the Fourth Round and get a big tie."


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