Date: 14th May 2016 at 6:04pm
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Midfielder Ben Thompson’s performances across the month of April have been recognised by the Football League and he has been awarded their Young Player of Month award.

The 20 year old’s efforts in the middle of the park helped Millwall to 13 points across the month and booked our place in the Play Offs for this season with four wins.

He also scored his maiden Football League goal in the three one victory over Shrewsbury Town at The Den – his 25 yard volley won the Goal of the Season competition.

Picking up his award for April, having made 33 appearances for the club so far this season, and already having received the club’s Young Player of the Year award, he told the official site.

‘It means a lot. It is an unbelievable feeling to be awarded such a prestigious award. At the start of the season I wasn’t in the team much but to get in the team, play my football and express what I am about – it has all paid off. It has all been a bit of a blur. I haven’t really thought about it too much but I’ll save that until the end of the season. I’ve come a long way and enjoyed every minute of it.’

The award covers all three divisions which makes his award all the more special given youngsters in the Championship, and manager Neil Harris added.

‘Ben has come a long way in a short space of time. He plays with a spirit which epitomises our football club – like a fan in a football shirt, but one with real quality. He’s been a big part in driving us in the last few months. I am extremely proud of him and I’m sure he’d be the first to thank his team-mates for putting him in a position to win the trophy.’

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