Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

Confidence in the camp is high, says Murray Wallace

Lions' left-back speaks after clean sheet

20 January 2020

Apologies, this video is unvailable.

Murray Wallace praised his fellow team-mates after Saturday's victory over Reading - and went on to state that The Lions fear no one given their current form.

Matt Smith and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson found the net in a 2-0 success over The Royals in SE16 at the weekend, a Sky Bet Championship win that kept The Lions on the cusp of the top six, as well as securing a fourth consecutive home win in all competitions.

Gary Rowett's side have tasted defeat just once in 14 matches, with the left-back telling of his delight over the victory against Mark Bowen's outfit.

"That's probably up there with the best performances that I can remember," he said. "I thought we were really composed and controlled, and we made good opportunities. It's a good win and a clean sheet - happy days."

Despite having 22 shots on goal - and the visitors not registering a single one of theirs on target - it took until the 71st minute for Smith to strike home the opener, before Bodvarsson found the net 11 minutes later.

"We were knocking at the door and creating chances, but just weren't able to get ourselves in," said the 27-year-old when asked if the squad were aggrieved with not being able to score earlier in the contest. "We weren't panicking, though - it would've been different if we weren't creating. We always felt it was coming, and the goals were excellent."

The Lions can enjoy a break from League action this weekend as Sheffield United visit in the Fourth Round of the Emirates FA Cup, both as tough period begins a week on Tuesday with a trip to Leeds United.

The defender, however, is relishing it.

"The way we're playing - despite the pitch not being at its best - shows confidence is high. The game against Stoke wasn't the best, but we've got the belief to go again, and it doesn't matter who we come up against, in what sort of form, you can never tell what's going to happen. If we keep putting in these performances then we'll do well."

Watch the full interview with Murray Wallace above.

Advertisement block