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Bodvarsson seeking run of games under Rowett

Icelandic frontman on Wednesday's stalemate

14 February 2020

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson scored his second Sky Bet Championship goal of the season on Wednesday night - and is hungry for more.

The Icelander found the net in the seventh minute of the televised midweek tie against Fulham, as The Lions hit back just four minutes after falling behind to Aleksandar Mitrovic's opener.

From there, Gary Rowett's side produced a high-intensity first-half showing and could have gone in at the break in front if not for Jed Wallace's penalty clipping the crossbar.

Speaking after the London derby, Bodvarsson stated: "The performance was much better. We were winning second balls and pressing much better as a team. I'm happy with the performance, but perhaps disappointed not to get the three points.

"We were really aggressive in our play and our energy levels, especially in the first-half, were really high. Collectively we were very good and we were a threat going forward. That maybe died out a little bit in the second-half, but we were at least disciplined enough to get a point."

The Lions are now without victory in five matches in all competitions - four in the League - but the 27-year-old claimed that spirits and confidence levels are still high.

Millwall are in the midst of a tough run of fixtures which have already taken in the current top three of West Bromwich Albion, Leeds United and Fulham, and head to sixth-placed Preston North End this weekend.

"You could say we have been in a little bit of rut lately with not getting results, but we have been playing against top sides. We have a high standard of ourselves though, so it has been a bit disappointing, but performance-wise we can take a lot from [Wednesday's] performance. Confidence-wise, the team wasn't down after those results. We didn't let them affect us and kept on training hard and focused on our own ambitions."

The Icelandic international has made 26 appearances for the club since making the move from Reading in the summer, with half of them coming off the bench - and Bodvarsson's aims for the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign are clear.

"I want to try and start as many games as I can. As a centre-forward you want to have a run of games for confidence, but I understand at the same time that Smudge (Matt Smith) and Bradders (Tom Bradshaw) have been really good this season, so I'll keep on my toes. I want to score more goals this season and get the team higher up the table."


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