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Leonard on overcoming COVID-19

The midfielder on Tuesday's draw...

13 January 2021

Ryan Leonard was the hardest hit during Millwall's Christmas Covid outbreak - but stressed he is now over the illness and back to full form.

Eight of The Lions' squad were forced into self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 over the festive period, with Leonard one of them.

That problem has now passed, but in speaking to millwallfc.co.uk after Tuesday night's 1-1 draw against AFC Bournemouth, the midfielder told of how difficult the time at home was.

"It wasn't nice!" he said. "It was more my family, they suffered more than me. My missus is pregnant as well, plus we have a young child, so it wasn't a great couple of weeks. It's nice to be over that now and to be able to come back into training and get going again."

On the Sky Bet Championship draw, in which Matt Smith stepped off the bench to equalise with his first touch of the game, Leonard added: "It was a well-earned point. We played some really good stuff at times and then sat in and hit them on the counter-attack. We created some good chances as well. The subs came on and did really well - I'm really pleased for Smudge.

"We probably shaded it and had the better chances in the game, but when you come to a club like this, who have just come down from the Premier League, and get a point, you have to see it as a good result."

Hear more from Ryan Leonard by clicking play on the video above.


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