Thommo: 'Millwall fans will stick with us – we have to deliver for them'

BEN Thompson knows Millwall fans are hard to please – but said they will “stick with us to the end” as the Lions try to secure their Championship status.

Millwall have been in the bottom six for most of the season and look like they are in a battle with six clubs to avoid being one of the three that go down.

Ipswich, with just three wins all season, will almost certainly be one of them. Bolton are four points from 22nd-place Rotherham, who are level on points with Reading.

Millwall haven’t won at home in the league in 2019 and face a rampant Norwich City at The Den on Saturday.

Neil Harris’ side were booed by some supporters as they left the pitch trailing Preston by three goals at half-time last Saturday.

Lions fan Thompson provided one of the only positives for the home side when he scored his first Championship goal, and he insists his team-mates can handle the pressure of a relegation fight.

He is also confident that they will have the full backing of their supporters.

“I know what the Millwall fans are like, I’ve been up in the crowd myself. It is a hard set of fans,” Thompson said.

“I saw Jed [Wallace] come out the other day saying what a tough set of fans they are to play in front of and you have to be a certain character. That’s 100 per cent true.

“The boys in the dressing room can all play under that pressure from Millwall fans.

“But the supporters will stick with us to the end, Millwall fans always do. They support the club, they love the club and they’re so passionate.

“We know we’ll have their support and we just have to make sure we get the results for them.

“It wasn’t going so well last weekend at 3-0 down but second half they really got behind the team, got us going.

“When I came on I felt the atmosphere in the crowd change and everyone was backing us. If one more had dropped in it could have been different.

“They’ll stick with us against Norwich and we’ll go and give it our best. None of the players go out there thinking we’re going to have a bad game or we’re going to lose.

“Everyone wants to win every game, there’s nothing more certain in that dressing room. We’ve got to just go and give it our all – and deliver.”

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John Kelly