'The gaffer wants me to pass and get on the ball' – Millwall midfielder on Rowett influence

JAYSON Molumby has promised Millwall will go into next Saturday’s derby against Charlton “all guns blazing”.

The Lions haven’t lost to the Addicks in 10 games stretching back to March 1996.

Jed Wallace scored a second-half goal for Millwall at Reading on Saturday, but the side couldn’t get a positive result after conceding twice in the first half.

“The expectation from this club and the fans is to get results,” Molumby said. “Obviously we didn't come out of the blocks quick enough and [there were] two poor goals conceded. I think it could have been rectified, we could have stopped them, potentially. But in the second half we picked ourselves up and in the end we are unlucky not to get anything out of the game.

“The goal had a massive effect, a moment of magic from Jed. That changed the whole direction of the match and we had chances. Jon [Dadi Bodvarsson] had a chance, there was a few scrappy ones around the box, maybe on another day we come out of here with a point or even three points

“But we have to pick ourselves up because we have a big home game next week and we know our form at home is quite good. So we will go into that all guns blazing.

“I think every big game we have [had the answers] at home this season, so I think we will be going into it full of confidence. Our home form speaks for itself and we'll be going into it aiming for three points.”

Gary Rowett has a win and a defeat in his first two games in charge, as he prepares to face his former side next weekend.

Molumby has started both games under the new boss.

“I think it’s going really well,” Molumby said. “You can see already there are new things coming into place, playing a bit more football and having some more control in games, not rushing things or over-playing things.

“I think it has worked well so far…everything has been positive so far under the new manager.

“Whatever the manager asks me to play it’s down to me to be able to do it. This gaffer has come in and wants me to pass and get on the ball a bit. That’s what I like doing, that’s how I want to play.”

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John Kelly