JED Wallace has revealed his win target this season – and victory over bitter rivals Charlton will bring Millwall a third of the way to it.
At the start of the season Wallace felt 15 wins would give Millwall a good base to potentially climb the table.
The Lions have four wins in 15 games so far this season, with six draws. That’s the same number of victories at the same stage in 2017-18, when they went on to finish eighth with 19 wins.
Millwall actually have a point more after 15 fixtures than they did that season.
They are aiming for an 11th game unbeaten against the Addicks.
“It’ll be a good game. I don’t get carried away whether we lose 8-0 or win 4-0,” Wallace said. “Every game is three more points. My target was to win 15 games at the start of the season and see where we go from there, where we end up.
“That would be another tick towards the target I have in my head if we can win that game.
“It seems like a similar changing room to us, they’ve got a lot of young lads that want to prove themselves at this level. That’s always a recipe for success.
“They’ve got a couple of outstanding players but some players injured. They’ve got the momentum from last season.
“These are the games you want to be playing in as a Millwall player, the likes of Leeds, Charlton.
“It’s one we’re looking forward to and relishing.”
Wallace has undoubtedly been Millwall’s star man this season, with six league goals, one off his highest total in a full season for the Lions.
The winger is level on league goals with Tom Bradshaw, who is the Lions’ top scorer this season with seven in all competitions.
Wallace is far from a player who wants to hog the limelight, delighting instead in seeing his team-mates flourish.
He said: “One of the highlights for me last year was seeing Fergie [Shane Ferguson] and Thommo [Ben Thompson], and even Dave Martin, come out of the wilderness and really get themselves as regulars in the team.
“The lads couldn’t be happier for Bradders. I think people don’t realise when you’re out for a year you spend a lot of lonely hours in the gym on your own doing your leg presses, squats. It’s a lonely place.
“For him to come back and show what he’s shown, he’s hungry to do well. He’s going to score a lot of goals for this club.
“The only bad thing for him is I’m not letting him take penalties!”
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