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Millwall man issues defiant message ahead of crucial run-in

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On-loan winger Ben Marshall has been a lucky talisman for the in-form Lions, he’s not yet finished on the losing side in a Millwall shirt.

The 27-year old joined Neil Harris’ side on transfer deadline day and has helped them to a tremendous run of form that has seen them gate crash the top six.

His goal against Bolton this week was his third in Lions’ colours, who are unbeaten in the league since January 1st.

They’re now on course to earn a play off spot, with their destiny firmly within their own grasp.

There’s a crucial clash with Middlesbrough on he horizon, but not before Sheffield United and Fulham. Aston Villa complete a tough looking set of final fixtures, but Marshall is bullish about their chances.

“It’s in our hands now and up to us to get results,” Marshall told newsatden.co.uk. “The feeling around the dressing room is one of excitement, we feel we’ve got nothing to lose. If we can keep doing what we’re doing and keep getting three points it’ll all come.”

The recent game against Bolton was perhaps their easiest one of the run in on paper, but Marshall believes with confidence on their side, they can be a match for anyone.

“When we went 2-0 up we had another couple of chances, I’d another chance that I should have done better with. But you can see the confidence, stringing the passes together, a few tricks here and there. That’s the confidence that you need and want. We can’t seem to do anything wrong at the moment. It’s good times.”

Marshall not only has three goals, but also five assists since his loan move, having previously spent four years at Blackburn Rovers.

The Verdict

I feel quite proud because I called Millwall as an outside play off bet a month or two ago. They’ve sprung up from nowhere to really force their way into the top six and now they’re there, someone has to knock them out.

Neil Harris impressed me last season during their FA Cup run and I think his players have enough to see themselves amongst the play off candidates by the time the season is over. Would you bet against them in a one-off final? Not a chance.

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