Nelson: Millwall's final seven games will "feel like derbies"

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SID Nelson says Millwall's Good Friday clash with rivals Charlton is the first of seven "derbies" for the Lions as they fight to stay in the Championship.

The Lions, who host the Addicks at The Den this week, are seven points adrift of safety in the Championship heading into the final run-in.

But Nelson believes that a unified dressing room under interim boss Neil Harris, coupled with improved performances in recent weeks, will lead to results.

"Every game between now and the end of the season is going to feel like a derby for us," Nelson said.

"Given the way we're now playing and the way training has been going under Chopper, I feel there's a unity in the dressing room and we're all really looking forward to Charlton.

"The fans want to see the Millwall way – a Millwall side playing proper football.

"That doesn't mean playing out from the back, over-playing and passing into stupid areas, the fans want to see 100 percent passion, hard work and commitment.

"If you do those three things, then the rest follows."

Nelson, who could line-up for the first time against the Addicks at senior level, feels he is adjusting well to first-team football.

"Not looking out of place is the biggest thing for me," he said.

"When I first broke into the team, I felt like a young boy who was living the dream – I didn't really feel part of it.

"Now I'm tight with the squad. Fitting in has helped."

Jay Taylor


14 thoughts on “Nelson: Millwall's final seven games will "feel like derbies"

  • March 30, 2015 at 11:32

    Let's hope your playing in all of them instead of Dunne

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    • March 30, 2015 at 11:53

      @sjk1768: Dunne should be put out to pasture. The future of Millwall either at championship or league one level is not with the likes of Dunne or Shittu. End of the season will hopefully see a clearout akin to an enema.

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  • March 30, 2015 at 11:34

    Keep the same eleven that started the brentford game.and the anoraks wont be a problem.

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    • March 30, 2015 at 17:39

      @Jim28:We wanna start like the brentford game, and all will be well.( NOLU,WDC).

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