Abdou hails Millwall's "character and spirit" after home win

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JIMMY Abdou has praised his teammates “character and spirit” after securing a first home league win of the season.

The midfielder scored the last time the Lions won at home in April and scored the opening goal in the 3-1 win over Rochdale.

And Abdou said manager Harris has asked the midfield to get in more advanced positions to try and score more goals.

“First of all we got the win,” Abdou said. “That’s the main thing, but I'm very happy to get a goal.

“We tried to get forward as and when we could as a midfield.

“I scored and I'm happy. Shaun Williams scored a goal too, so that's good for the team.”

Abdou’s goal in the fourth minute saw the Lions leading for 39 minutes before Rochdale equalised.

The 31-year-old admitted it could have been a case of deja vu for Millwall before Williams restored the Lions’ lead two minutes later.

And the midfielder said getting forward more is something he is working on with the advice of boss Harris.

Abdou has, however, refused to set a goal target after his scoring heroics in Saturday’s victory.

“You could say it was going to be the same story,” Abdou said. “We did well to come back straight away.

“We responded well after that, we showed the character and the spirit we have. Hopefully, we can follow that and do well in the coming games.

“I don't score a lot of goals, but the gaffer asked me to run forward more.

"Hopefully, with that type of running, I can get more goals. I'm just happy to score today.

“I can use my legs, I know I can run so it isn't a problem and I can do it.

"Especially if I can get goals – he (Harris) asked me to get forward more and I’ll try my best.

“If you see my record maybe that’s it for the season if I'm honest with you! Hopefully I can get more goals, but I have no targets.”

Jay Taylor


26 thoughts on “Abdou hails Millwall's "character and spirit" after home win

  • September 28, 2015 at 09:28

    Jimmy I wish we had more players like you you,re top notch m8ty

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    • September 28, 2015 at 09:33

      @MIGHTY: tons of energy Jimmy , have a word with Fred he hardly even moves on the pitch , Upson has to keep his place against Wigan .

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  • September 28, 2015 at 09:41

    3 goals from 3 different goal scorers, that is very promising indeed. Too many teams rely on one striker to bag the goals, but if we can keep chipping in throughout the team we can negate the effects of injuries.

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