O'Brien: Millwall fans have big part to play in survival bid

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AIDEN O'Brien believes the atmosphere generated by Millwall fans can spur the players on in their battle for Championship survival.

The young Irish striker says Lions supporters played a massive part in their 2-1 home win over south London rivals Charlton on Good Friday.

"The fans today and in the past couple of weeks against Brentford and Brighton have been incredible," O'Brien said.

"I can't explain how good they've been, how much they have helped us and the effect they've had on us.

"There's nothing like it with the fans all behind us, all chanting our names and backing us up, that's the best thing ever, that's what keeps Millwall going.

"Beating Charlton was one of those games that we will never forget, it was great."

O'Brien insists Millwall can still maintain their second-tier status and says the performance against the Addicks reflects the determined mood amongst the squad.

"We've got to keep playing how we're playing and we've got to stay together and stay focused," he said, speaking before Rotherham beat Brighton on Easter Monday.

"If we do that, I'm saying we're staying up.

"We've just got to concentrate on ourselves, it's never too late until the season's over, there are always points to be won.

"The more goals we score and the fewer goals we concede, we will start to win games and that's what we need, results."

Liam Boreham

(@_LiamBoreham)

12 thoughts on “O'Brien: Millwall fans have big part to play in survival bid

  • April 7, 2015 at 09:45
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    If the players show they want to play for us then we will never do a captain noakes on you. Coyl

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  • April 7, 2015 at 09:54
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    As much as I love the enthusiasm and passion, even if we win every game, the likes of Rotherham and Fulham need to lose. Just a too greater ask of chopper and the boys

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  • April 7, 2015 at 10:22
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    What's done is done. However, if we get relegated so be it but at least do it the Millwall Way with lots of fight, passion and pride.

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  • April 7, 2015 at 11:37
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    Consistency is the key now, Rotherham will pick up the odd win here and there but they will lose games heavily too. We need to make sure we are picking up points every game to give ourselves a chance come end of the season. It's a big ask but I would take a draw against Watford if it was offered right now.

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  • April 7, 2015 at 11:45
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    I think we need 48 points realistically to stay up. So 4 wins or 3 wins and 3 draws from our last 6! It is a big ask but it is not over till it's over!! Shame we let the lead go against Brentford but the main thing is that we are playing much better and looking more confident!! Must beat Wigan and Cardiff, then get a result against 1/2 of the bigger teams!!

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      • April 7, 2015 at 12:56
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        @baz2262: True but with 5 games to go I can't see them both averaging a point per game. Normally 50 points is safe but I think 48 this season will do it

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  • April 7, 2015 at 12:07
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    I think the season is up for us unfortunately. IH held the reigns for far too long and the damage has been done. I know there's a lot of ifs and buts and if we win our next 3 or 4 games etc. Fact is that we are where we are because we haven't won enough. We're not suddenly going to start winning loads of games and we have to rely on others too. The team has dramatically improved under Harris though. I don't think the great escape is on for us but I'm a lot happier about going down without that idiot in charge. Bearing all that in mind though, its still mathematically possible so COYL!.

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  • April 7, 2015 at 12:48
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    Another nail in our coffin,we are nearly there.

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    • April 7, 2015 at 22:31
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      @baz2262: iv sadly worker out final positions

      rvrum pld 46 pnts 46 gd minus 24
      millwall pld 46 pnts 46 gd minus 27
      wigan pld 46 pnts 40 gd minus 24
      blckpoool nuf sed

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