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McAvoy expresses pride after comeback victory

Hear from the Under 18s joint-boss

9 January 2020

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Millwall's Larry McAvoy stated that his Under 18 side "found a way to win" after Wednesday night's 3-1 FA Youth Cup Fourth Round victory over Fleetwood Town at The Den.

The in-form Lions produced a lacklustre first-half performance against The Cod Army, with the visitors going 1-0 up courtesy of a Kian Makepeace penalty-kick, but goals from Alex Mitchell, Abdul Abdulmalik and Sean O'Brien sent 10-man Millwall into Round Five, after Chibuike Enzennolim was sent off with the score at 1-1.

Speaking to after the game, McAvoy - one half of the Under 18s management team alongside Chris Perry - spoke of his frustration at the first-half performance, but praised the turnaround after the break.

"As good as we were in the second-half, we were as bad in the first," he said. "We haven't played that badly all season. It was frustrating to watch us play like that, because we know how good we can be. But, we know that FA Youth Cup night is different under the lights and in front of the fans - the boys build it up as something important to them.

"I've said to the boys [in the dressing room] that we found a way to win. It's a massive learning curve for them and we're pleased to get through."

Watch the full interview with Larry McAvoy above.

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