Winger: Personal plaudits will mean little if Millwall go down

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MARTYN Woolford is doubly determined to keep Millwall in the Championship.

The winger has been a shining light for the Lions this campaign, top-scoring with eight goals and making more appearances (36) than any other outfield player.

But he admits his personal plaudits will count for little if the side is relegated.



"At the end of the day it is a team game, so if the team goes down I am not going to be able to say 'well, I had a good season' because I'll be in League One," he said.

"So yeah, I'm fighting to stay up for that reason as well. Where the team finishes at the end of the season is more important than my personal achievements.

"The only stat that matters is on which side of the relegation line we finish."



Woolford's strong season makes him a contender for the Player of the Year award.

"Winning it would mean a lot," he admitted.

"The fans are the ones watching the games in week in, week out, so if they decided I'd been the best player this year that would be a great achievement for me."

The 28-year-old, who salvaged a point with a late equaliser against Watford last weekend, is hoping the Lions continue their good form at Middlesbrough on Saturday.

"If we keep picking up points like we are, we'll keep up the pressure on the teams just above us and they'll bound to feel a little bit nervy then," he added.

"We need to keep this run going. Hopefully things have turned at the perfect time for us because we could have been dead and buried by now.

"The lads are showing that we won't give up without a fight and we still believe that we can stay up."

You can vote in NewsAtDen's Player of the Year poll here – the results of the official Supporters Club award will be announced tomorrow.

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

17 thoughts on “Winger: Personal plaudits will mean little if Millwall go down

  • April 16, 2014 at 11:27
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    Good attitude woolly, let's keep this streak going and pound pressure on everyone around us.

    COYL!!!!

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  • April 16, 2014 at 12:01
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    Well done martin certainly justifys my vote for millwall player of the season,COYL!!!

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  • April 16, 2014 at 12:04
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    It's fantastic to hear this from players! Over the last month Millwall seem to be more of a team with a lot more togetherness and playing for the shirt rather than themselves.

    Even if we go down at least we go down the Millwall way, fighting but we have a fantastic chance to stay up at the expense of Charlton, Blackpool and Doncaster!!

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  • April 16, 2014 at 12:06
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    Yep, well done, but let's get another 6 or so goals, Look back in history and you will find our Top Scorers got about 14 goals a season.

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    • April 16, 2014 at 14:19
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      @BUSHWACKER14: You will also find they were Strikers and not Wingers like Wooly!

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  • April 16, 2014 at 12:55
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    Martyn
    The Surport and passion that us fans have brought this season will mean f*** all either if we wind up relegated you ain't on your own.

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  • April 16, 2014 at 13:13
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    Funny ain't it..pre season everyone slagginf Woodford off..now Player of the year contender. .Well done Wolly, keep it going.

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    • April 16, 2014 at 13:42
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      @ozeyn117: think we should do away with player of year this season.
      they all equally to blame.

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      • April 16, 2014 at 14:32
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        @gatecrasher: Yes, that's right! All season we have played poorly, Player of the THIS SEASON , should be Cancelled. ( can't understand all these people trying to promote these players, - they could NOT have seen some of the OLD SCHOOL!

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      • April 16, 2014 at 14:51
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        @gatecrasher: What if we end the season in the Championship... They will be to blame for that which in my eyes is a very good thing.... especially with the shocking way we ended last season.

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  • April 16, 2014 at 13:16
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    Not ashamed to say that Woolly has proved me wrong and then some. Didn't think he could hack it at this level but now is one of the first names on the sheet for me & definitely player of the year. A very composed, intelligent player and has scored some important goals for us. Hopefully he'll stay regardless of what division we're in next season.

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  • April 16, 2014 at 17:59
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    @BUSHWACKER & GATECRASHER: I think it's unfair to say they are all to blame for the s*** we are in, in all the games I've watched no one has tried harder and given more effort and quality than woolford, and Malone not far behind, and judging by the comments I have read on here most people think the same. You can't pick your year to have player of the season , that's not fair to someone like wooly who deserves it, it's not his fault the rest have been crap, he deserves recognition.

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    • April 16, 2014 at 18:49
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      @bordersarebest0170: did the players think it was fair to all millwall fans who have watched in horror as so called professionals in the first part of the season dish up s*** after s***...6 weeks does not make a season...do you honestly fink thats fair

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      • April 16, 2014 at 19:14
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        @Jim28: Thanks Jim28, yes I know that you and a few of us , like S. Norman and his friends and family have gone everywhere to watch Millwall play. ( some of the displays were dreadful ), but we all still followed and shouted the support. Keep it up Jim28 & Block 28 is another good traveller, well done chaps.

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  • April 16, 2014 at 18:56
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    @JIM28: Jim , like you I have watched that s*** home and away all season, I was talking about WOOLY only, I don't know if the rest even care. In my opinion WOOLFORD has been good all season, and not just for six games as you suggest, but that's just my opinion, you got yours, that's mine.

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    • April 16, 2014 at 23:23
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      @bordersarebest0170: woolford gets recognition every time he leaves the pitch.and rightly so imo..all i'am saying is a trophy would feel a bit hollow....thanks for your opinion...boro here we come

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  • April 16, 2014 at 18:57
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    You can argue we've had a poor season and no one deserves the award but had the rest of the squad played to the same standard as Woolford has we surely wouldn't be languishing where we are in the table.

    Like most on here it seems he got my vote for best player and rightly so. 11 players on the pitch requires more than 1 to put in a shift to get good results, he's done his part shame about a lot of the rest.

    However as it stands they can redeem themselves by keeping us in the Championship.

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