Date: 13th April 2016 at 5:30pm
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Young midfielder Ben Thompson has said he was delighted with his goal in the victory over Shrewsbury Town last weekend, but he admitted the strike was long overdue.

Trailing in the game one nil at half time, Millwall more than stepped up a few gears in the second period with three goals coming from Thompson, who opened the scoring, Steve Morison and a late Lee Gregory penalty to deliver the three points and the win.

Speaking to the official site with the players in training and preparing for the match against Coventry City this weekend, Thompson said of his goal – and joked he didn’t know how to celebrate because it had been such a long time coming.

His debut club goal – and only one at the time – came against Wycombe Wanderers in the FA Cup last December.

‘I was over the moon, as you could see from my celebration; I didn’t know what to do! I’ve been waiting for a goal now and the manager has been on at me saying that I would score, and I finally got it. I am really happy that I did. We needed that one goal to get us back in it and we said at half-time that if we got one goal we would go on and win the game. Once we got the first goal, that was it, we felt confident from there on.’

Speaking about the game as a whole, and falling behind in a poor first half period from Millwall, he went on to say.

‘The first half wasn’t the best and I don’t think we got going. We just sat back and didn’t really do much. At half-time he gave us a kick up the behind and we just kicked on from there.’

Coventry are without a win in ten themselves, and Millwall will be hoping to find a first away win in five this weekend, and Thompson went on to say that with promotion potentially in our grasp, everybody knows what they need to do in the game.

‘Every game is important to us. We have just got to go out there with the attitude that we have to win.’

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