Millwall's Worrall desperate for FA Cup chance

DAVID Worrall is desperate for the chance to face his former club Southend under the Den lights in the first round of the FA Cup on Friday night.

Worrall hasn’t started for Millwall since the 3-1 defeat to Port Vale at the end of September.

The birth of his son meant he missed the next two games, and since then boss Neil Harrris has found a winning formula on the right flank with Fred Onyedinma filling the right-wing role to eye-catching effect in front of Mahlon Romeo.

Worrall admitted his period out of the team has been “tough” and he said he is “dying” to regain his place.

Millwall have won four of their last five games in all competitions and recorded a second successive league win for just the second time this season when they defeated Oxford 2-1 last Saturday.

Twenty-six-year-old Worrall began his Lions career promisingly and scored on his second start in the 2-2 draw at MK Dons in August.

But after Millwall’s form collapsed Harris re-jigged his midfield a number of times in an attempt to find his most effective combination, and Onyedinma has nailed down his place in the side.

And Worrall knows it will be difficult to get back into a winning team.

“It’s tough, not playing, not getting the game time that I want,” Worrall said. “I’m that type of person that I’m not going to walk around smiling. The gaffer knows I’m hurting, I want to be part of it, I don’t want to be sat in the background with a fake smile.

“I’m dying to get on. I’m training well, I’m working hard. Hopefully it’s only a matter of time. The team’s winning at the end of the day and that’s the only thing that matters. I hope I can soon start to contribute to that.

“At the minute I’m not really bothered who we’re against, I just want to play. But it is Southend and if we can get to the next round it’ll be extra special. But my priority at the moment is to try and get involved and help the side win games like they have been doing.”

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John Kelly