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Jed Wallace on "positive" period for Millwall

The winger on The Lions' fortunes so far this season...

13 September 2019

Jed Wallace has labelled Millwall's start to the season as "positive" - but also stated that there is more to come from The Lions.

Neil Harris' side currently sit 12th in the 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship table, having accumulated nine points from six games, holding an unbeaten home record and just one defeat.

The 1-1 draw with Hull City ended a gruelling run of eight games in August, and when speaking to millwallfc.co.uk, the winger explained how the break in fixtures - with the first international break of the season - has helped the squad on the training pitch.

"We've been working a lot with the ball and trying to create chances in the final third," he said. "A few of the lads have been away on international duty, so hopefully they come back with no injuries.

"We've been training hard. It goes into bootcamp mode - we had so many games in August, we barely trained, so to be able to get two weeks in and really push ourselves physically and look to improve with the ball has been positive.

"There was a lot of games, but what is important is that we have a lot of strength in depth now. To be able to give players that have deserved to play in the League minutes in the Cup has been positive for the manager, and it has given everyone a chance to get up to speed quickly and be fully fit."

Two Carabao Cup fixtures at West Bromwich Albion and Oxford United have allowed Harris to utilise his full squad, with the likes of Billy Mitchell, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Jayson Molumby impressing - and Wallace believes that competition for places is only going to help, rather than hinder.

"We've seen some really good performances in the Cup from the likes of Billy, Jon Dadi, Jason McCarthy and Molumby - so they'll now be banging on the door to play in the League.

"That's what we need. A club of this size in The Championship, the competitive side that the division has, we should all be pushing each other to play. The manager, going into Blackburn, has some tough decisions to make.

"It took us 11 games to get seven points last season, so to get past that already is positive. We have seven points from nine at home as well, which is something we really wanted to improve on from last season, and we've been unlucky at times away from home, for example at Middlesbrough, when we should have won the game.

"We've had some tough games, but we've got some good results, and there's plenty more to come."

Next up for Millwall is this Saturday's trip to Blackburn Rovers - and the 25-year-old is seeking a first away victory of the campaign at Ewood Park.

"Blackburn is a difficult place to go. They've not had the best of starts, but this League is so competitive and there are so many good players, first and foremost, we'll have to go there and be difficult to beat. The sooner we can get the away victory off our back - that has bothered us for the last couple of years - it will really push us on."


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