Millwall captain issues rallying call as he wants Lions to show Fulham 'what we're about'

SKIPPER Alex Pearce is calling for a “proper Millwall performance” when the Lions play London rivals Fulham in South Bermondsey on Wednesday night.

Millwall lost 2-0 to West Brom on Sunday and are without a goal this month in two games.

The Lions were beaten 4-0 at Craven Cottage last August when the Cottagers has 85 per cent possession and completed almost 1,000 passes.

“We know what a top side Fulham are in this league, they’ve got some fantastic players,” Pearce said. “We found out how hard an opposition they can be when we went to their place earlier on this season.

“We need to focus on ourselves and get back to what we know we’re good at, put in a proper Millwall performance.

“We’ve lost a couple of games lately but we’ve lost to the two top teams in the league and I don’t think there’s any shame in that. They won’t the games we’ll be defined by this season.

“But it shows how far we’ve come as a group and a club that we are so disappointed when we lose to anyone at this level.

“We were disappointed that we only got a point away at Sheffield Wednesday, and to me a point there is a decent result.

“They’re positive signs, but it’s another tough game against a good side and we need to go out there and compete, get back to basics and be what we’re about.”

The Lions could welcome back Ryan Leonard for the first time since October. Pearce added: “Lenny’s been involved in training the last couple of weeks, he’s a great player to have in the squad. He’s very athletic, very mobile and he can definitely add something towards the end of the season, for sure.”

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John Kelly