Onyedinma committed to continuing education with Millwall

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FRED Onyedinma says Millwall are targeting three wins in a crucial seven days for the club.

The Lions face successive away trips to Crewe on Saturday followed by Port Vale four days later, before Southend visit The Den on September 19.

There are just four points covering the four sides in Sky Bet League One and Onyedinma said the squad met on Thursday where boss Neil Harris outlined his expectations for the next week.

“We had a team meeting and he was saying how we could get all nine points from three games,” the 18-year-old attacker told Lions Live. “The win against Peterborough helped us with confidence as well, winning a game finally at home.

“Even though we haven’t been winning games this season we have all stuck together and that’s what you need.

“When you see games like the one against Barnsley, even though we lost it could have gone either way. Obviously we lost against Coventry, which was quite poor, but I think if we’d won against Barnsley it could have helped us with the next game.

“The last game was really important because it relieves pressure on the manager and the players as well. The fans pay to come and watch us at home and if we’re not winning it’s not good for anyone.”

Onyedinma, who is Millwall’s joint top scorer this season with two goals, also revealed that if a big club came calling he would prefer to continue his football development with Harris.

“That’s a very difficult question when you think about it,” he admitted when asked if he would consider an offer. “If a big club came it’s a big opportunity, but I’m young and if I get 100 or 50 games under my belt that’s (ideal) for someone so young, whereas if you leave too soon (you might not get that).

“I just want to play as many games as I can, a full professional season, and try to get at least 10 goals. That’s my aim.”

John Kelly

(@jkelly1882)

11 thoughts on “Onyedinma committed to continuing education with Millwall

  • September 11, 2015 at 14:06
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    This lad has a great attitude and has been a breath of fresh air to watch. Hopefully he sticks to his words, gets his head down and gives the club at least a full season of good football. He is more than capable of scoring over 10 and unfortunately at some point other clubs will come looking!

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  • September 11, 2015 at 15:31
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    great player, lot's of potential and a great attitude! but unfortunately young fred if a big club come in with a offer over 500k our bunch of c**** will sell ya cos they have no idea!!!

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    • September 11, 2015 at 16:55
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      @steveomfc5:
      Id like to think even our board aren't that stupid. Fred has a million pound buy out in his contract, and thats pennies to a 'big' club. So fingers crossed when he does leave, we will at least get something for him. IMO we need to act fast and sign him up for another year or 2 as his contract ends in 2017. More money for him in the short term, more money for us in the long term.

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  • September 11, 2015 at 16:20
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    Good lad hope he goes a long way. He needs an experienced player beside him.

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  • September 11, 2015 at 20:22
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    There is some crap on this website.................
    yes he has some ability - but he only does what suits him - he cannot and does not want to defend.
    Not sure he is any better than PCH - and we dont play him
    We need to wake up to the fact - that we aren't good enough - and that NH has a rubbish pack of cards to deal with.
    The forward line is hopeless - Gregory should be off loaded.
    We have let better players go than we have now - Bailey would stroll into this team

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    • September 11, 2015 at 21:44
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      @crow191049: well done m8! You keep that positive attitude! That just what we need at the moment. Lol

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    • September 12, 2015 at 01:50
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      @crow191049: Your right Bailey would walk into this team,when he was fit that is,how can any body want Bailey is beyond me,he was hardly ever fit enough to play.
      Lets move on from Bailey,another wage thief IMO.

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      • September 12, 2015 at 09:31
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        @jim1222:
        Agree wholeheartedly mate, Bailey undoubtly had the talent but his appearance stats speak for themselves, I reckon in two years we only got a months worth of good playing time out of him, as a club we can't afford that anymore, we have to start looking forward not back.

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  • September 11, 2015 at 22:23
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    Thought he came across as your typical greedy footballer who is just using us for his own career advancement. Good player but will get nowhere with that attitude. We need players who are Millwall through and through. Not these players who could be putting on the shirts of anyone. Money has wrecked clubs like ours

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