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Woolford believes confidence the key to Millwall's improvement
MARTYN Woolford believes a growing confidence within the Millwall squad is the reason behind the Lions’ recent resurgence.
A dull first half against Leeds at the weekend had some fans inevitably fearing their Saturday winless Den hoodoo, which stretched back to the 1-0 victory over Leicester on December 15, was going to continue.
But after surviving an early second half scare when Ross McCormack came within inches of putting the visitors in front, Millwall turned on the style and looked a much improved outfit, with Woolford and Scott Malone in particular catching the eye.
Both players found the back of the net after some great build-up play and it left Woolford delighted.
He said: “You can do all the training in the world and you can work hard on the training ground which helps.
“But nothing compares to being out there playing games.
“It builds up the fitness better than anything else and gets your confidence going.
“When one or two things start going for you, you just get the confidence from it and feel like anything you do is going to come off, so you’re not afraid to try things, you’re not afraid to make mistakes.”
Saturday’s success over Leeds made it three wins from the last three for Steve Lomas’ side, the perfect response to the 5-1 humiliation at the hands of Derby just a fortnight earlier.
However, Woolford always believed the disappointing early results in Lomas’ reign were only a blip.
“We had a bad start to the season,” he admitted.
“But we knew with the players we have got here if we just kept trying hard, sticking to our game plan and doing the right thing, then we knew it would turn round ourselves.
“Hopefully now fans are seeing that and we’re showing everybody else what we can do.”
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