Date: 18th September 2013 at 12:02am
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Steve Lomas has said he couldn’t be prouder of the players tonight after they responded exactly how he wanted and put in a good performance against Blackpool and also ensured that we took all three points from the game, giving us our first win of the season and catapulting ourselves out of the bottom three places.

Speaking to the official site following the 3-1 victory which saw Millwall come from behind thanks to goals from Trotter, Bailey and Morison – who also made his return from injury.

‘It was no more than we deserved. The difference tonight was that we took our chances, and funnily enough the chances we did have were probably more difficult than some that have come our way in other games.’

Lomas didn’t just have praise for the players though, he had a huge amount of credit to pay to the fans themselves for the way they got behind the team, despite things not being fantastically rosy at the moment.

‘Winning breeds confidence and we have to build on this. The only way this is a great result is if we get something against Charlton.’

Lomas also paid tribute to Chairman John Berylson because he knows his appointment – shall we say – raised a few eyebrows and he did take some criticism for appointing him, but even though Millwall are in a transitional period Lomas believes that the fans will soon start viewing him as the right man to take us forward as he has faith that he can, and that these players can.

Another happy man tonight was midfielder Liam Trotter who said he feels his equaliser on the stroke of half time proved to be the turning point in the game, as everybody in the team got a massive boost of confidence from going in level given we’d been behind for so long in the match.

It was Trotters’ first appearance of the season, and he said of his start and goal.

‘Strangely I was quite relaxed about it, the wait probably helped calm me down and when the keeper started to go one way I knew exactly where I was going to put it. I felt we deserved to be level anyway, but certainly that goal gave us a lift.’

Trotter adds that it’s all eyes to Charlton now as we are a better side that our form so far suggests, and it’s about time we proved that by getting ourselves a string of results.

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