Flying winger Fred staying grounded as Millwall chase goal

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© Millwall FC

MILLWALL winger Fred Onyedinma says the squad will continue to put their “bodies on the line” to achieve their goal of promotion this season.

The Lions could conceivably move up to fourth place in the Sky Bet League One table this weekend if they beat Bradford and other results go their way.

Millwall have won their last four games at home, but manager Neil Harris was unhappy with some aspects of the performance in the 2-0 victory over Doncaster on Tuesday night.

Steve Morison’s early double put Millwall in a commanding position but they squandered a number of chances and almost allowed Darren Ferguson’s side a way back into the contest in the second half.

Harris’ dissatisfaction after the win was a measure of how far the side have come since the end of August when three successive defeats at home left them 19th in the league.

And Onyedinma revealed their current good form is based on a simple philosophy.

He explained: “The gaffer said to us that we have to stick our bodies on the line and that’s what we’ve been doing so far.

“The aim is promotion. Even though we didn’t have a good start to the season we eventually began picking up points and we want to try to win as many games as possible.

“Everyone is with each other: the fans and the players. We’re stronger together so we hope to keep that going, especially at home.”

Onyedinma is one of seven players to come through the club’s academy who have featured in the first team this season but the 18-year-old, who still lives at home with his family, stressed none of them are getting carried away with their progress.

“We haven’t made it yet,” he insisted. “Even though some of us have played in the first team we haven’t achieved anything yet so we have to stay grounded.”

John Kelly