Former Millwall forward expects stick when he returns to The Den with Nottingham Forest

FORMER Lions striker Lewis Grabban expects to get some stick from Lions fans when he plays for Nottingham Forest at The Den on Friday night.

Grabban, 31, joined Millwall from Crystal Palace in 2008 for £150,000 and scored 11 goals in 70 games over three seasons.

Grabban had a difficult relationship with Lions fans and left to join Rotherham on a free transfer.

The striker scored for Sunderland against Millwall in a 2-2 draw at the Stadium of Light in 2017-18.

Forest are fourth in the table, six points ahead of the Lions.

“It is like the other clubs that I come up against, I’ll get a bit of stick but I just try and do well against whoever I am playing against. I am looking forward to it,” Grabban told Forest’s website.

“As a young player, I probably had a few immaturities in my game and my attitude and it was a learning curve. It was early in my career after going there from Palace, I gained some experience from playing there.

“Since I have been here, this is the best feeling we have had. The lads are behind the manager, the manager believes in the players and the fans are with us as well.

“So far, we have started off well and it is about replicating that for the next third, perhaps doing a bit better and seeing where that takes us.”

Image: Millwall FC 

John Kelly