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Murray Wallace: “Everyone in the dressing room feels we can kick on now”

Defender looks ahead to Blackburn and discusses Cup draw

8 January 2019

Murray Wallace is looking for Millwall to build on the clean sheet they kept at Blackburn Rovers back in August as Tony Mowbray’s men make the trip to The Den on Saturday evening.

The Scotsman also believes there has been significant progress made in recent weeks to clean up The Lions’ defensive displays.

“Blackburn is a big game,” the defender says.

“In our last performance against them, away from home, we kept a clean sheet so we have to build on that. We’ll look to keep another clean sheet and pick up some points.

“The defensive side of our game has progressed well. We kept two clean sheets over the Christmas period and then got our first away win at Ipswich. We’ve been on a good run of form and hopefully that continues.”

Wallace feels the team are experiencing a turning point in the season, and claims he feels “fully settled” following his first six months in South London.

“Everyone in the dressing room feels we can kick on now, but it won’t just happen for us – we have to keep working hard and the points will follow.

“I’ve enjoyed coming into the team and finding my feet here. I maybe had a bit of a slow start and was getting used to the way the lads play, but I feel fully settled now.”

Following The Lions’ victory over Hull City to host Everton in the Fourth Round of the Emirates FA Cup, Wallace credits the character of the squad and is happy to have earned another home tie later this month against The Toffees.

“The character was huge on Sunday. It’s been part of our season coming from behind and getting ourselves out of bad situations, and Fergie [Shane Ferguson] came on and scored two unbelievable goals to send us through.

“I think it’s a good draw – you can’t ask for anything more than being at The Den. I think some people might have wanted someone like Manchester United or West Ham, but it’s a good home draw against a Premier League side."

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