JIMMY Abdou has had to bide his time this season – but now that he is back in the Millwall side, he plans to stay there.
Abdou had not started for the Lions since the opening-day defeat to Yeovil prior to back-to-back wins against Blackpool and Charlton last week.
Manager Steve Lomas signed three central midfielders over the summer – Nicky Bailey, Richard Chaplow and Shaun Derry – so Abdou knew competition for places would be fierce.
"He brought some new players in and he had to find the right shape and spirit," Abdou said. "I was training every day and working hard.
"It's the first time since I've been here that we've had a new manager, but it's football and you have to react and adapt. He brings something new and we have to follow him.
"He looks after all of the players and gives some advice. It's what we need, as well as having a manager with experience of playing the game.
"I am delighted to be playing again. Every game is going to be fun."
Next up is Leeds – the team Abdou scored against in 2009 to write his place in Den folklore.
"That has been my best moment at Millwall so far," he said.
"When you win games you get positive things in the changing room. Everyone is happy at the moment and we have to keep going, especially at home."