SCORING against Leeds United on Saturday tasted especially sweet for Martyn Woolford – because most of his friends are fans of the Yorkshire club.
Woolford, who was born and grew up in Castleford, set the Lions on their way to a 2-0 victory over the Whites with his third goal of the season.
And the 27-year-old admitted he was relishing the opportunity to gloat about his strike in front of his pals, who teased him for giving away a penalty at Elland Road last season.
He said: "I am a Manchester United fan so it is great. I'm over the moon. Most of my mates are Leeds fans so I'll be on the phone to them and giving them a bit of stick.
"I had a few texts from them before the game and I've not had great results against Leeds so I've had a bit of stick in the past. I'll be glad to turn it around on them. I'll enjoy this and then I'll be on the phone to various people.
"Hopefully this goal makes up for the penalty!"
After a slow start to the season, Woolford has now started for Millwall in six consecutive matches and the former Bristol City midfielder admits he is brimming with confidence.
"It's always nice to get on the scoresheet – every vhealthportal game I play I feel like I'm going to score," he said. "The three points is the main thing but it's a nice little bonus.
"When you play a run of games, you feel like everything you do is going to come off, so you're not afraid to try things or make mistakes. I'm playing with confidence at the minute – and so is the rest of the team.
"When things are going for you, you don't go into a game thinking you are going to lose – the mentality of the squad is that we are going to keep winning games."
Victory over Leeds was the Lions' third in a row in the league – but their first at 3pm on a Saturday at The Den since last December.
"Hopefully we've put the hoodoo behind us now," added Woolford.
"It's one of those things you can't really explain. It's always in the back of your mind about how we're going to break it but we've done it now so we can move past that now.
"Hopefully we can get the home form where we need it because to do anything in this league you need to be strong at home. We want to turn this into a bit of a fortress."