MILLWALL’s Sid Nelson and Ben Thompson are excited about the future under new boss Neil Harris.
Nelson has played in every game since Harris took charge, while Thompson, who signed a new deal last week, was named on the bench against Wolves.
And the young duo are relishing life at Millwall under Harris next season.
“It’s exciting when you see another of the young lads playing in the first team,” Nelson said.
“When I saw Jack and Aiden coming in at the start of the season, I was buzzing for them. We’ve been playing together for the last few years, week in, week out.
“In first-team football the line-up changes all the time – the manager picks the best team he can to win a game. But in the U21s, it’s the same group every week and that becomes your group. It’s good to see everyone playing now.”
Thompson has had the least playing time – so he’s doubly determined to impress during pre-season.
“I think the manager likes me as a player and he’s tried to get me in and around the first team this year,” Thompson said.
“I’ve been looking at Nicky Bailey and thinking ‘I want to play like that’. He’s aggressive, loves a tackle and he’s got great vision as well. His positioning and talking is all second to none.
“I think I’ll have a good chance next season to show people what I can do.”