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Bennett on "tough" Preston fixture

The frontman speaks...

27 October 2020

Mason Bennett is enjoying his football - and wants to show Gary Rowett that he is fit and available to play a part in Millwall's fortunes.

The attacker was deployed as a central striker for Saturday's 1-1 draw with Barnsley at The Den, and has shown his versatility across the front three after starring out wide in previous matches.

The Lions failed to win a third game in a row against The Tykes, but bombarded the Barnsley goal after the half-time break, finding Jack Walton in inspired form and striking the woodwork twice - including an effort from Bennett himself.

"It would've been nice to have finished the week with nine points out of nine, but the first-half wasn't good enough," Bennett told "In the second-half, we were more aggressive and on the front foot, and looked to cause them problems. We wanted more [than seven points out of nine], but you've got to take the positives."

Since joining on a permanent basis from Derby County, the 24-year-old has found a new home in SE16, making nine appearances so far.

"I'm enjoying my football. I want to show the gaffer that I'm fit and available, the selection process is out of my hands, but I've got to show in training what I can do. It's going well at the moment, so hopefully I can keep kicking on and get more minutes."

Next up is the long trek to Preston North End on Wednesday night - a game that will be as tough as any other, the former Ram explains.

"Preston will be a tough fixture, but there's no easy game in this League. Even [on Saturday], it was tough from the get-go. Every game we go into, we've got to give 100% - that's what it's going to take to challenge at the top and get into those Play-Offs."

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