Ryan Tunnicliffe hopes his goal in Millwall’s 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest can go someway towards achieving both his and the club’s targets this season.

The midfielder’s spectacular overhead kick in the ninth minute was enough to earn The Lions back-to-back wins following no victory in eight games.

Tunnicliffe modestly spoke of his goal but when asked where it ranked amongst his best strikes he said:

“It’s got to be top, I don’t ever think I’ll score a better one.

“To be honest that was the only technique I could use. And thankfully it missed everyone and went in.”

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The goal now for the Manchester United graduate is to cement his place in Neil Harris’ starting XI.

“It was with a bit of fortune that I got in (the starting line-up), with Willo’s (Shaun Williams) injury and Lennie’s (Ryan Leonard) suspension,” admitted Tunnicliffe.

“The plan now is to play as well as I can, pick up points, stay in the team, and give the gaffer a headache when everyone is back fit.”

Speaking after the victory the 25-year-old said he feels Harris’ side are nearly back to the form of last season and that the backing up the Reading victory on Boxing Day was crucial.

“It was a massive goal, back to back wins, it’s so important over the Christmas period.

“We dug deep, defended like men, showed our heart and held on to the end.

“Obviously our home form is vital, it is every season, but especially this one as it’s not going so great from home.

“We’re back to our best.”

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Millwall sit 20th in the league table, three points above the relegation zone before their New Year’s Day trip to bottom placed Ipswich. Tunnicliffe stated he will be taken nothing for granted in the fixture, conceding:

“Regardless how many points or where they are in the table, this division is tough. We won’t go there expecting to get the win. We’ll got here with the same mentality we play every game, start fast and with a lot of energy and see where it takes us.”