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Confident Skalák keen to impress

Winger intent on making his mark at Millwall

17 July 2019

Millwall boss Neil Harris has singled Jiří Skalák out for special praise in recent weeks - and now the winger himself says he has the confidence to make his mark as a Lion in 2019/20.

Skalák, who arrived at The Den from Brighton & Hove Albion last summer, had a frustrating first season with the club, making just 20 appearances in all competitions.

But the 27-year-old worked incredibly hard during the off season in preparation for he and his team-mates' return to Calmont Road in late June, and Skalák is reaping the rewards of his commitment and desire to impress having featured prominently during friendly fixtures and once again becoming a key part of the manager's plans.

"Last year was a tough season for me after two tough seasons with Brighton as well," he said.

"I didn't play a lot so I knew over the summer I didn't need a rest. My agent sorted me a fitness coach and I worked really hard every day, so let's see if I get something back. 

"I feel really good and maybe I haven't felt like that for a while. I'm happy with that.

"My confidence is back as well. The lads have helped and the gaffer is happy with me. Every player needs that. 

"I feel good for myself because I know I've worked really hard and I get confidence from there. I'll get more if I'm scoring goals and making passes and I know that's coming."

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