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Briggs: Millwall supporters haven't seen the best of me yet

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MATTHEW Briggs is determined to build on his promising league debut for Millwall and show the club's fans what he can really do.

Briggs helped keep a clean sheet against Derby last weekend on his first Championship start – and nearly scored the winner when his swerving drive flashed just wide.

The left back made more tackles than any other Lions player on the day and he troubled the Rams' back four with several darting runs forward.

But the ex-Fulham trainee insists supporters have seen nothing yet.

"The fans definitely haven't seen the best of me," he told the Southwark News.

"When I get match fit, I can do a lot more. It was exciting to be in the team but I can't wait to show them what I can really do."

Briggs added: "Derby was my first league game so it was important that I produced a strong performance. I enjoyed the game.

"The manager told me to go forward as much as possible because Alan Dunne was going to hang back a little.

"That gave me the freedom to join in with the attacks.

"Scoring goals is definitely part of my game so it was a shame that my shot went wide. I like to get forward and I've got it in my locker to score goals.

"I just need to be given more chances."

Briggs previous two appearances were in the Capital One Cup – and he was sent off on his debut after scoring against Wycombe.

But the 23-year-old doesn't feel that his red card affected his chances of dislodging Scott Malone from the starting XI.

"I was happy after the game because the team won and I scored the goal," he said.

"Getting sent off is part of football so you have to move on.

"I have no regrets really, it was just emotion. I don't think that red card has held me back in any way because Malone was always going to be playing.

"Every player wants to play but I knew when I came here that Malone would be starting so I've had to be patient.

"The manager gave me chances in the cup games, which I'm grateful for, and hopefully now I've shown him I'm capable of playing in the league.

"I have played a couple of reserve games to keep my match fitness up so that I was ready when I got the shout.

"Since I came to Millwall I feel that the defensive side of my game has improved a lot. The manager has been helping me with one-on-one defending."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

10 thoughts on “Briggs: Millwall supporters haven't seen the best of me yet

  • October 10, 2014 at 15:02
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    Excellent performance at derby..put him at lb or left wing.better crosser of a ball then malone imo

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  • October 10, 2014 at 16:50
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    Let's see if you can be our player of the season Mr Briggs.COYL!!!

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  • October 10, 2014 at 22:02
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    come on then briggsy do it

    you might be up against a certain j.henry next week - sort the wolves out

    on a related point I hear wolves have sold 1500 already and will have the lower tier if necessary

    we need a good turnout to put them in their place

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    • October 10, 2014 at 23:13
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      @timchimes: a full house would be nice...all next week we will hear the excuses why some cant make it

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  • October 11, 2014 at 11:54
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    isit all ticket ?

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    • October 11, 2014 at 18:58
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      @scottwall: No you can buy on the day of the game..because its only classed a cat A game..tickets are already on sale

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  • October 11, 2014 at 12:36
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    Along with Gregory, Briggs is another who needs a run of games to prove his worth and imo he will come good. He could make that place his own. Good luck to him.

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  • October 12, 2014 at 10:13
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    thanks jim.also how can i stop these poxy popups

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    • October 12, 2014 at 10:46
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      @scottwall: cant help you with that one..lol

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      • October 13, 2014 at 08:58
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        @Jim28: regarding pop-ups I detest the things and would never buy or recommend any of their products so get it into to your marketing halfwit brains they are counter productive to your sales !.

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