Millwall captain: Morale high after upturn in form

MILLWALL captain Tony Craig feels the current morale within the squad is high after an upturn in recent form.

The Lions made it five wins in a row in all competitions after their 4-0 dismantling of Bristol Rovers at The Den on Saturday afternoon.

And Craig feels he and the rest of the squad will remain calm and not get carried away after seven wins in their last eight matches in all competitions.

“It’s a good mood at the moment in the camp,” Craig said. “It was a very professional performance from the first minute until the last. It’s a good day for us.

“As a team we’ve got to keep our heads down. We’re going to come in and work hard every day on things that have not gone well for us and work on our strengths as well.”

Craig added: “It is very important [five wins in a row]. Confidence is high at the moment. We had a bad period where things weren’t going right but we stuck with each other through thick and thin.

“No-one questioned themselves [throughout September]. At the time we didn’t get the rub of the green. Things are dropping for us at the moment and in the sticky period they were not going for us.

“If you beat any team 4-0 it is a good performance. We’ve had a lot of tight games. It’s just everything seemed to click on Saturday.”

Craig is one of the more senior members at the squad, and at 31-years-old, the defender revealed he enjoys his role model that sees the younger players look up to him

And the Lions captain insists he will offer advice to any of the younger players coming through, and spoke about 21-year-old Harry Smith after the striker scored on his league debut for Millwall in Saturday’s win.

“I suppose it make me feel old,” Craig explained. “But I love it. When I was their age I asked every single pro for advice. If I can help them in any way I will.

“What a great start for Harry Smith in his professional career, though. He’ll have a first week he’ll always remember.

“Give Bristol Rovers their due, they never laid down. They are a very good side which has had two promotions. We knew they were dangerous. Thankfully we put in a good performance for ourselves.”

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Jay Taylor

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