TOM Elliott is prepared to battle for his striker spot – and learn off the players whose places he will be trying to take.
Elliott, 26, joined Millwall from AFC Wimbledon last week and will provide competition for Steve Morison and Lee Gregory.
Morison and Gregory scored 83 goals between them in the last two seasons, and will likely start the next campaign as manager Neil Harris’ first-choice strike partnership.
Morison scored the winner for Millwall in May’s League One play-off final to finish as the Lions’ top scorer with 19 goals.
“He had a brilliant season and he’s had a good career playing for some big clubs,” Elliott said. “We are pretty similar ourselves so I can learn from him and take it from there.
“He can make me a better player and we will see how it is going to work with the both of us.
“I’ve been to new clubs and had to work my way up and respect the team. I’m going to get my head down and do exactly the same here.
“I don't see them as my enemy, they are my team-mates, and we can all learn from each other. So I'm sure there is a lot I can learn from Lee Gregory and Steve Morison.
“I’m just excited to work with them all, to be honest. I literally can’t wait to get the ball rolling and get going.
“It’s a new chapter of my career, I will be experiencing Millwall Football Club and taking it from there. I'm excited.”
Elliott helped AFC Wimbledon to promotion to League One through the play-offs in 2016, and will now get the chance to play in the Championship for the first time in 10 years after three appearances for Leeds United in 2006-07.
He scored 13 times in 46 games last season, and wants to improve his goal-scoring rate with the Lions under the stewardship of Millwall’s record scorer Neil Harris.
“It should be an amazing experience,” he said. “There are some massive teams in the Championship, so every game is going to be huge.
“I'm looking forward to it, going up against better players. I hope to have a good season.
“Coming to a team where I can learn off Steve Morison will help me. I learned a lot from Bayo Akinfenwa and I learned off Lyle Taylor.
“We all had a good relationship, that is what I am hoping to have here, have a great relationship with everyone and get on well with all the boys.
“Neil Harris is an ex-striker as well, so I guess I'm going to learn a lot more from his point of view and from a striking point.
“I’ve seen him play but it was the back end of his career. I’ll probably learn more about him his season.
“Hopefully I can add a few more goals to my game and go from there.”
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