Tonge: Momentum the key to Millwall's survival prospects

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MICHAEL Tonge has helped Barnsley and Derby survive in the Championship before and says building up momentum will be key to Millwall's hopes of staying up.

Tonge, who has joined the Lions on loan from Leeds United until the end of the season, knows from experience what it takes to succeed in a second-tier relegation battle.

Millwall, who welcome Huddersfield Town to The Den tomorrow, have taken four points from a possible six in their last two games.

And Tonge, who could make his debut against the Terriers, said: "You can pull away from trouble by putting together any kind of run in the Championship.

"Quite a few teams can be dragged into it and hopefully we'll get some wins as soon as possible.

"You've got to recognise the situation that you're in and adapt to a way of a grinding out results – turning defeats into draws, and draws into wins.

"The lads have had two good results so hopefully a corner has been turned – and with a home game coming up on Saturday, everyone will be going into it full of confidence.

"To win at Nottingham Forest was fantastic and it brings the team so much closer to Brighton in the table – we're only two points behind them and that’s easily recoverable.

"At Leeds, they have just won two on the bounce and that's given them a massive boost, so we've got to be looking to do the same now.

"The manager has brought a few new faces in and that can help if they gel and settle in with the squad. It looks like the lads who have come in already are having a positive effect."

Alex Aldridge


7 thoughts on “Tonge: Momentum the key to Millwall's survival prospects

  • February 6, 2015 at 11:12

    As long as your momentum exceeds that of ya zimmer then we are good!

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    • February 6, 2015 at 21:04

      @lionindirtyyorkyland: that's the sort of support we need, pathetic comment. Do us all a favour and stay in dirty York land

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  • February 6, 2015 at 11:48

    It would be great if you helped keep us up and weeds went down NOLUWDC COUL

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    • February 6, 2015 at 12:49

      @bobthelion: with him scoring the goal to keep us up and to send them down, or would it be better if we were safe before then?

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