Millwall's Romeo achieves boyhood dream

MAHLON Romeo said Millwall's victory at Wembley was "something you dream of as a kid" after he made up for the disappointment of missing last year's play-off final.

Romeo played right-back against Bradford last Sunday, part of a back four that kept a clean sheet as Steve Morison got the only goal to secure Championship football next season.

Romeo was suspended for the defeat to Barnsley a year ago as Neil Harris' Lions failed to win promotion, but he can now look forward to second-tier football next season.

"It was as good as you could imagine and a bit more on top," he said. "It was a great feeling.

"We learned our lesson last year and to do it this year is a credit to the gaffer and the staff.

"If there was ever a time to pat yourself on the back as a player it's now.

"It's a big occasion, and you've got to manage yourself on a big occasion, individually and as a team.

"I think that's what we did well. They played well in the first half but we stood strong. That was our game plan, to stay strong. That's what we've done all season.

"It's something you dream of as a kid, it's such a blessing."

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John Kelly