Taylor: International break has come at a bad time for Millwall

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GOALKEEPER Maik Taylor says Millwall are "itching to play another game" after their 3-1 win over Middlesbrough on Saturday.

But the Lions are not in action again until September 15 when they travel to Hull City because of an international break, and veteran Taylor is frustrated by the two-week wait until the trip to the KC Stadium.

Taylor made his 500th career league appearance against Boro and was delighted to celebrate the milestone with three points – although he was denied a clean sheet by Marvin Emnes' penalty.

"Someone mentioned that it was my 500th before the game," he told TalkSport. "I wasn't sure about the split between league and cup games but apparently so. It's a fantastic milestone for me and I'm very, very proud.

"It was fantastic a win. It was important to get our first home win of the season under our belts. We felt a bit hard done by in the Blackpool game and then we lost at Sheffield Wednesday last week, so we bounced back really well and we're up and running now.

"It's just a shame the international break has come along now because we're itching to play another game.

"Middlesbrough started the game well and they're very good at keeping the ball, which made it hard for us to get into our stride. In the first 15 minutes they had lots of possession without really carving us open.

"But credit to the lads because they got us back into the game and got two quick goals. Unfortunately we gave away a penalty just before half-time but we hit them on the break and got a third."



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