Millwall defender dreaming of final-day promotion at Wolves

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SCOTT Malone has to wait until the final day of the season to return to Wolves.

Malone began his career at Molineux but was sold to Bournemouth in 2012 having failed to make a single first-team appearance for the club.

So the defender admits he is relishing the Lions' two clashes with the Midlands side in the coming campaign – especially the away game on May 2.

And the 23-year-old already has a picture in his mind of how he'd like that day to pan out.

Malone said: "Who knows what that game could mean in the context of the season, but hopefully we'll be fighting for promotion.

"That's the dream for me this year – to get promoted at Molineux.

"I was there for eight or nine years and I went out on loan quite a few times.

"My defensive side of the game had a lot to do with me leaving because they were in the Premier League and I don't think I was ready for that.

"But I'm really looking forward to playing against Wolves – I haven't had faced them in a competitive game since I left there."

While Malone is dreaming big ahead of the new season, the left back says Millwall's primary ambition is to avoid another battle against the drop.

"In my two seasons at the club we've been fighting at the bottom of the table, so it would nice not to be struggling against relegation – that's the first aim," he said.

"If you're in the play-off mix with ten to go, and you look at our unbeaten run last year, then you can finish in the top six.

"We want to be in a position to make a challenge for the play-offs come the last few months of the season."

Competition for places is fiercer than ever before this summer, with manager Ian Holloway integrating the club's academy stars with the first-team squad.

"Nobody's position is guaranteed," Malone said.

"Fred Onyedinma and Sid Nelson have both started pre-season games and played really well so they're coming into the equation now.

"Ollie's building for the future so if we're not doing the business in the first team then we know we can be replaced. The manager won't have qualms about dropping anyone."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

16 thoughts on “Millwall defender dreaming of final-day promotion at Wolves

  • July 24, 2014 at 20:24
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    It would be a lovely nice DREAM for all of us ! ( NOLU,WDC ) .

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  • July 24, 2014 at 20:53
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    Luv ya Bugsy, just keep progressing on last season and we'll be happy.
    Get this season started!!!

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