Defender Cooper: I'm loving it at Millwall

JAKE Cooper said he has “loved every minute” of his time at Millwall after he scored his first goal for the club in the 2-0 win at Coventry on Saturday.

Cooper, who turned 22 the day before the game, scrambled home Shaun Williams’ corner to give the Lions the lead at the Ricoh Arena before Steve Morison clinched the win 10 minutes from time.

The victory stretched Millwall’s unbeaten run to 10 games. It was also a third successive clean sheet and fourth in the last five games.

“I’ve loved every minute of it so far, it’s been a great experience,” Cooper said. “Hopefully we can keep that going for the rest of the season.

“I’ve had a few chances so it was nice to turn one in for once. It was my birthday as well (Friday). The fans were great, we had a good following there. The fans have been great since I joined the club.

“It’s nice to keep another clean sheet, that’s three in a row now.

“We always fancy ourselves defensively, we’ve got a good defensive block. We like to make it difficult for whoever we’re playing against to score goals and that’s what we showed again.

“We always felt we could win the game, especially after scoring the first goal. To get the second one made it a lot more comfortable for us in the last 10 minutes.

“I think we fancy ourselves against anyone.

“To get the wins is important now and going into the next few weeks that’s what we aim to do. I’ve only been here for four games so to get three clean sheets is ideal. I’m more than happy with that.

"We all know how the manager wants us to play, we know what to expect from each other and there is a great understanding in the team.

“That helps us, we don’t take risks at the back, we get it forward and play where it’s dangerous for the other team, not for us.

“We want to keep this run going and build momentum going into the last period of the season.”

Cooper also praised Morison, whose goal was his 15th of the season in all competitions.

Cooper said: “He’s a very good senior pro, he’s great around the dressing room. He’s a great guy with the boys and you can see what a good player he is.

“He’s just one of the boys, he helps advise all the players.”

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John Kelly


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