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Danny McNamara wins Young Player of the Season award

Hear from the right-back...

7 May 2021

Danny McNamara is "over the moon" to win Millwall's 2020/21 Young Player of the Season award - and is looking forward to carrying on his Lions career into 2021/22.

The right-back has excelled since arriving back from a loan spell at Scottish Premier League side St Johnstone, making his senior Lions debut in an Emirates FA Cup tie at Boreham Wood in January 2021.

McNamara then went on to make his Sky Bet Championship bow at AFC Bournemouth three nights later and has become a permanent fixture in Gary Rowett's starting XI ever since.

"I've over the moon," the 22-year-old told millwallfc.co.uk. "I've just been told [before this interview] so being awarded that is a dream. I hope I can carry it on into next season.

"I didn't expect to play as many games as I have, but I came in against Boreham Wood and then played at Bournemouth, a game we should have won. It's been a surreal last six months for me but it's been brilliant.

"I was shocked when I was told I'd be starting, I didn't think it would come so soon. I had to get my head around it and prepare how I normally prepare. It was a great night.

"My family are over the moon for me. It's a shame that they can't be there as they would be every game, but next season they will be and it will be special for all of us."

Click play on the video above to hear in full from Danny McNamara.


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