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Trio keen to build on Forest win on Saturday

11 March 2020

Millwall host Phillip Cocu's Derby County side this Saturday (kick-off 3pm) and Gary Rowett's side are eyeing up another three points.

The Lions side return to The Den at the weekend on the back of a brilliant 3-0 away win at Nottingham Forest last Friday. 

A first-half hat-trick from striker Matt Smith secured the points at the City Ground. Molumby thought he had stroked home the second of the evening for his first professional goal, but his strike had taken a deflection off Smith along the way.

The on-loan midfielder has been the brunt of a few jokes this week from his teammates after a unique celebration, but Molumby took them in good faith is focused on making it back-to-back league wins this Saturday.

"We're taking each game at a time, we need to keep knocking on the door and hopefully keep winning, you never know what can happen in football..."

 

Jason Molumby on squad mentality.

Shaun Hutchinson was part of a rigid Millwall defence on the evening to secure The Lions' 12th clean sheet of the season. 

The defender urged his teammates prior to the game to 'push' and 'try and win the game', and the players gave that exact response with a triumphant victory. 

With the return to The Den just days away, Hutch says the home support can make a massive difference for the players.

"Hopefully the fans enjoyed that and they realise how big a game Saturday is and they can pack the stadium out. When they do pack it out, they really are a 12th man and drive us forward."

 

Shaun Hutchinson on the fans.

Striker Matt Smith picked up the man of the match award against Nottingham Forest after his fantastic hat-trick in the first 45 minutes.

His heroics on the night pushed Millwall to within two points of a top six spot and took his goalscoring tally to 13 for the season. 

With Derby up next for The Lions, Smith is keen to continue finding the back of the net after making it four goals in two games.

"Nine games to go so I'm going to try and put as many more [goals] on the board as I can."

 

Matt Smith on his goals tally.


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