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Forde admits Millwall's sense of pride at unbeaten run

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DAVID Forde admits Millwall are immensely proud of their ten-game unbeaten run – and are determined to keep it going.

The Lions have not lost a competitive fixture since March and maintained their winning start to the season by beating Wycombe in the first round of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.

And Forde says belief is building within the camp that Millwall could push for promotion.

Forde said: "It was an efficient win – we stood up to a big test because Wycombe came at us and were up for it.

"We made seven changes so it's very pleasing that we kept a clean sheet.

"There's a great sense of pride in our unbeaten run and we want to keep that going. Tuesday was a great boost and kept everyone in the squad involved and together.

"There's something happening here.

"Everyone's got a focus, a real desire and a hunger to be successful this year.

"Everybody is buying into the manager's beliefs and he's done it before in this division. He's got the track record.

"The lads are very willing to listen to the manager about shape and structure, and if we keep going the way we're going it could be a very successful year."

Asked whether the Lions are capable of reaching the Premier League, Forde added:

"We've got a basic principle at the moment of being difficult to beat and hard to break down, but yet we've been successful at the other end of the pitch and we've been winning games.

"This division is about confidence – Burnley made a good start last year, got on a roll and things snowballed for them.

"Our run is building momentum and you have got to have something about you to go nine games unbeaten in this division.

"Any time I've done well in this division has been down to consistency."

The only negative from the midweek win over the Chairboys was the sending off of goalscorer Matthew Briggs – who picked up his first or two bookings for removing his shirt.

"I gave him a bit of a volleying at half time – 'what are you doing?' – but he is just a young lad and that was more out of frustration," Forde said.

"When you have potential like that as a young player it takes a while to fulfil it – I've been there myself – so that was just a lot of emotion coming out.

"But he'll learn from it and we still won the game, so it could have been a whole lot worse."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

6 thoughts on “Forde admits Millwall's sense of pride at unbeaten run

  • August 15, 2014 at 09:40
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    Yeah all sounds good fordy been on these unbeaten runs before we still need a target man and our forwards to start scoring goals before we are found out

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  • August 15, 2014 at 09:41
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    Yeah all sounds good fordy been on these unbeaten runs before we still need a target man and our forwards to start scoring goals before we are found out .

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  • August 15, 2014 at 11:37
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    Sorry but im not buying into this 10 game unbeaten run rubbish if were taking last season into account lets talk about the 25 games previous to that .
    Of course I loved the fact we battled and stayed up but you cant just select the bits you like , we have won two and lets hope tomorrow its three .

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  • August 15, 2014 at 12:11
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    i had high hopes for a targetman coming in before fulham. think thats a game were we will be defending ourselves with all we have for the last 20mins. so a smith type of player would have been preferable to hold the ball up, and let us build up attacks.
    but its still only friday isn't it ?
    COYL ! 3 pts tomorrow !

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  • August 15, 2014 at 14:44
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    As long as we get at em straight off and give them no time on the ball we can win. Gregory to score tomorrow and Fuller can hold the ball up bring others in and score himself.

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  • August 15, 2014 at 14:47
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    Well said,David!Sound like a leader! 😀

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