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‘Get that statue built’ – Plenty of Millwall fans thrilled with one man’s role against Preston



Millwall showed no signs of Gary Rowett’s absence against Preston North End on Wednesday as the Lions secured another three points on the road to climb into the Championship’s top-six.

Rowett, along with his assistant manager Adam Barrett and three other members of his coaching staff all tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days and have all been self-isolating at home.

It meant that none were able to be in the dugout at Deepdale, leaving Under-23s manager Kevin Nugent, player-coach Shaun Williams and captain Alex Pearce to take care of business in Lancashire.

And that’s exactly what they did, and in some style, too.

Pearce was unsurprisingly the most vocal of the trio, constantly barking out orders to his teammates, who appeared to take everything on board as they cruised to their third away victory of the campaign.

Deadline Day loanee Kenneth Zohore got the ball rolling nine minutes into the second-half, tapping home Jed Wallace’s inch-perfect cross.

Wallace then got himself on the scoresheet to seal the points in the latter stages, sending Preston goalkeeper Declan Rudd the wrong way from the penalty spot after Murray Wallace had been fouled.

Whilst the Lions faithful were thrilled with their players, they also sung the praises of Pearce, for his role at Deepdale – with one fan even suggesting that he’s the best signing they’ve made for years.

Check the best responses on Twitter below.

I'm Jake Sanders, a Freelance Journalist for Snack Media covering all things at the Football League World having joined the company back in March 2020.

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Article title: ‘Get that statue built’ – Plenty of Millwall fans thrilled with one man’s role against Preston

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