Millwall star will ignore Premier League admirers to reach target

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MILLWALL’S Aiden O’Brien insists he won’t have his head turned as his form this season continues to attract admiring glances from Premier League and Championship sides.

O’Brien scored again last weekend in the 3-1 win over AFC Fylde to take his goal tally for the season to eight in all competitions.

His scoring form is all the more impressive given he missed the start of the season through injury and the fact that he has been playing in wide positions recently with Steve Morison and Lee Gregory up front.

The Irish attacker also has seven assists this season and is well on course to reach his target  – double figures in goals by the end of the year – that he set for himself during the summer.

Everton and Swansea were linked with him when he first broke into the Millwall first team, and several Premier League and Championship sides have had him watched this campaign in what is increasingly looking like his breakout year.

But the 22-year-old won’t be letting that distract him from achieving his objectives with Millwall.

“I’m a Millwall player,” O’Brien said. “I’m not thinking about any other teams at the moment. It’s natural that other teams are going to be watching and see that I’m in form. They’ll be keeping an eye but it’s nothing to do with me. That’s down to those clubs.

“I’m just here to play my football. The main thing is I’m enjoying my football here and playing well and hopefully it continues.

“I know that (the goal against Fylde) is not going to be my last one before the end of the season. My aim is to get double figures by Christmas. I’ve said that from the start of the season.”

John Kelly