Onyedinma wants big Millwall support against Oldham

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FRED ONYEDINMA is calling on Millwall fans to come out in force this weekend to help nudge the team over the line in the race to reach the Sky Bet League One play-offs.

The Lions need just a point from their game against Oldham Athletic at The Den on Saturday to secure their top-six place.

A Millwall win combined with a Burton loss at home to Gillingham at the weekend, meanwhile, would ensure the scramble for automatic promotion would go to the last day.

Millwall’s travelling support has swelled as the promotion race has heated up, and Onyedinma hopes the contribution of the fans will be the boost they need to get a positive result in their last home game of the regular league season.

“Towards the end of the season, because we’ve been doing quite well, they’ve really been supporting us,” Onyedinma said. “In away games you can really hear them, and it’s extra motivation for us.

“It feels like the season has gone really quickly and in the position we’re in we’ll need them to support us.”

Onyedinma, 19, made his first start since the 1-0 defeat to Bradford on March 26 as Millwall claimed three points with a 3-1 win at Bury last weekend.

Millwall have lost just three of their last 20 league games, and Onyedinma believes the form that has driven their promotion bid is down to the humility of those involved.

Onyedinma said: “With everyone – the staff, the players and people at the club – everyone’s in it together. There are no egos, we’re all just trying to do our part for the team and get this club back to the Championship.”