MURRAY Wallace isn’t getting carried away after Millwall moved to within two points of the top six – pointing to the positivity around the start of the season as a warning.
The Lions were fifth after winning two and drawing one of their opening three games under Neil Harris but were then thumped 4-0 at Fulham in the next fixture before slumping into the bottom half.
But while Wallace is cautious, their form since new boss Gary Rowett took over has been excellent. In their nine games under Rowett, the Lions are fifth in the Championship form table, raising hopes that they could be a dark horse for the play-off places, particularly after results like their 1-0 victory at Derby on Saturday.
"I don't see why not. We're that close. But we're just focus on the next game, the cliche that it is,” Wallace said.
"At the start of the season we had a great start and started getting carried away, thinking we'd do this and that, then had a bad run of form.
"We will just keep our feet on the ground and see where it takes us.
"A new manager comes in and you get the bounce with new ideas. The manager gives a lot of credit to Neil Harris and the squad he's formed. He sees what a great group it is. He has just brought his side and tactics and energy in training. It's gone down really well.
“He's done brilliant with the training, stuff he implements and tactics. We're enjoying playing for him.
"It's a nice habit [to win] as well. It was a great result after getting three points [at Bristol City] on Tuesday.
"We've had games before in midweek where we've given a lot of effort but not hit the same standards.
"We were brilliant again [Saturday].”
Wallace has shown his versatility by playing as a left wing-back this season, a position he hadn’t experienced before in his career.
"No, only this season,” he said. “It's slightly more advanced than left-back. We play on the front foot, we have five in defence and press and not sit in all the time.”
The Millwall squad were having their Christmas party on Saturday night before going to Winter Wonderland on Sunday.
"I don't know if you've seen the Money Heist on Netflix but we're all going in the same sort of outfit,” Wallace revelaed.
"Normally we are super heroes but we're all going in the same outfit, a red jump-suit.
"I think whatever goes on we will keep in-house.
"We're all sensible enough. Everyone has a phone these days. Of course we will have a good time, it is even better after a win.
"We'll be having protein shakes on the bus home!”
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