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Burey ready to "work hard" after contract signing

Read the youngster's reaction...

9 February 2021

Tyler Burey has explained how seeing his fellow young Millwall players gain first-team minutes is a "massive confidence boost" - and also credited Jed Wallace after signing a new long-term contract at The Den.

The 19-year-old put pen-to-paper on a deal earlier this week, becoming the second Millwall man to do so after right-back Danny McNamara, and the former AFC Wimbledon prospect told of his excitement in tying himself down to a future in SE16.

"I've signed a new contract, I'm delighted and I'm ready to work hard and continue doing what I'm doing," he said.

"It's a massive confidence boost to see the likes of Danny McNamara, Hayden Muller, Billy Mitchell and myself get minutes on the pitch and to be in and around the first-team squad. It's a good learning experience."

The youngster went on to tell of how he is learning from the likes of Jed Wallace, as well as manager Rowett.

Burey made his first-team debut in last season's final-day 4-1 win over Huddersfield Town and has made eight senior appearances in total, including one start in the 2-0 Emirates FA Cup Third Round victory over Boreham Wood in January.

"Working with Gary has been very good for me. With the step up, there is stuff which I need to work on, and I have been working on them in the 23s. It's now about putting myself in the best lane possible to get more minutes with the first-team.

"Working with the likes of Jed Wallace has been very good, too. I watch things that he does and learn from him - put them into my game and make it the best possible game that I can. The senior guys give me good advice, which I listen to and then put into practice myself."

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