Millwall's Webster on youngsters and transfer links

BYRON Webster wants Millwall to become more “nasty” and “horrible” to stay in the promotion hunt.

The Lions dropped two points at home against AFC Wimbledon in Tuesday night, and are four points off the top six.

Millwall were missing Steve Morison and Lee Gregory for that clash, and Harry Smith, Aiden O’Brien and Fred Onyedinma couldn’t find a breakthrough against their south London rivals.

Webster sees a big future for Smith, if he follows the example of the likes of Mahlon Romeo and Ben Thompson.

Webster said: “Moro has got a saying: you don’t get too high and you don’t get too low, you stay in the middle. That’s a lot easier said than done sometimes but Harry’s got a manager who was a very talented striker who can guide him.

“He’s got Gregs and Moro there to help him as well.

“In football there are a lot of people who give you praise but as soon as you mess up there are people who can’t wait to knock you down.

“He just has to keep his head like the rest of the young ones and look at the likes of Mahlon and Fred who have come on and done well this year, Aiden and Thommo as well.

“He needs to look at them, listen and he’ll have a good career.

“The group has always been good, this year, last year, we’ve got a good group of lads. Sometimes good lads don’t get what they deserve and we need to have that nasty side to us and be horrible.

“That’s something we’re learning about and we’ll kick on.”

Meanwhile, Webster laughed off the latest speculation over his future after Bolton and Sheffield United were last week linked with a move for him in January.

He joked: “I think ‘happy days’, it’s better than people not talking about me!”

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John Kelly