Millwall's Onyedinma admits he hasn't seen game time he has wanted

FRED Onyedinma isn’t putting a limit on Millwall’s ambitions after he scored the winner at Birmingham on Saturday that took them above the 40-point mark this season.

Onyedinma came off the bench to fire home 13 minutes from time after his first shot was blocked – his first league goal this season and his first ever in the Championship.

Onyedinma, 21, has had to be patient for his chances this season, and admitted it hasn’t been ideal.

He said: “I have been working hard. I haven’t played as much as I would have wanted but I have been putting my head down and, luckily, I got the goal to win the game, so I am happy with that. My first shot was quite clean, the goal was a bit of a scuff, but you take it.

“It was good for me. I am happy in that sense, that it won us the game.

“It is nice to come to nice stadiums and play big teams and show that we can match them, if not be better than them. It is better than League One, I will tell you that for sure.

“We have been doing really well, so I think we just need to keep going and hopefully we can avoid relegation and keep pushing on.

“You know football, you know how it is, anything can happen. Normally, we are quite good at home, but not as good away. We just have to remain at a certain level. Don’t get too high, or too low, just keep going. Who knows where we could end up?”

Tim Cahill made his second substitute appearance for the Lions when he came on for Steve Morison late on.

The pair have a combined age of 72, and Onyedinma is enjoying learning from them.

“They have really helped, like with Tim, with Steve, they are nice people, they look out for you. It is a good environment for the young lads.”

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