JIMMY Abdou has thanked Millwall fans for their support since it emerged that his young son is battling leukaemia.
Abdou told NewsAtDen: "He will be following his treatment for the next couple of months, but he's doing well at the moment.
"In this situation, we need all of the support we can get. I really appreciate the fact that the fans are behind me because, to be honest, I need them. I'm very grateful and I want to say thank you."
Abdou was able to return to the side to face league leaders Cardiff City on Saturday and, despite losing 1-0 in the Welsh capital, the 28-year-old insisted there were positives to take from the game.
"I felt a bit tired towards the end, but I was ready for that and I feel fine," he said. "The whole team worked really hard. We knew coming to Cardiff would be very difficult because they are at the top.
"I thought we did well – we were unlucky that they scored so early, but we responded well. We started slowly in the first ten minutes but we came back and had a lot of chances.
"We know we can score but the goal didn't come for us – hopefully that will change against Bristol City on Tuesday and we're looking forward to that game already."