Jed Wallace believes Millwall’s new signings have motivated the players and suggested it was exactly what they needed after a stuttering start to the season.

His opening goal in the draw against table-toppers Leeds United was cancelled out late by Jack Harrison, leaving the Lions without a win in four Championship games.

But the winger insists arrivals Ryan Leonard and Tom Bradshaw will help the team rediscover the form which led to an unfancied playoff push.

Wallace said: “We have added strength and depth and that’s what we needed. We made no secret of that and when you sign new the players, the players that are already here go up 10 percent and that’s what you need.

“It happened with Timmy [Cahill] and Marshy [Marshall] last year and its happened again with Lenny [Leonard], Jem [Karacan] with his experience and Jiri [Skalak] is getting the minutes in and looking sharper.

“I have always maintained that, under Neil Harris, Millwall will be moving in the right direction, especially with the players we have got.”

Millwall capitalised on Leonard’s long-throw abilities as a weapon, which paid off when Jake Cooper’s flick found Wallace unmarked at the back post.

The former Wolves wide man was not hesitant in heaping praise on Leonard after his man of the match display against Leeds.

Wallace added: “We didn’t even know till Thursday [Leonard’s long throw], I said to him just now I know why he’s been signed.

“As far as debuts go, and considering the guy hasn’t played much football, playing for Millwall against Leeds isn’t an easy one to come into.

“I thought he had a really good debut and he is going to be a player that the fans are going to like watching for Millwall.”

Neil Harris’ men travel to west London for another fiery fixture in midweek against Steve McLaren’s Queens Park Rangers.

Wallace said: “QPR will be a difficult game, I enjoyed it last year under the lights with a good atmosphere. I think we are taking 2,500 fans, it’ll be great.

“Playing for Millwall against Leeds and QPR are the games you want to be playing in, really.”