LETHAL O’BRIEN HAS THE LIONS ROAR­ING

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Ben Baker

STRIKER Ai­den O’Brien is hop­ing he and Millwall can carry their Oc­to­ber form for­ward af­ter be­ing crowned League One Player of the Month.

O’Brien was in red hot form for the Lions in Oc­to­ber, scor­ing three times in the league which in­cluded a dou­ble against Sh­effield United in a 2-1 win at Bra­mall Lane.

The 22-year-old’s form has co­in­cided with Millwall climb­ing up the ta­ble to sev­enth as they lost just one of their six league games last month.

And O’Brien, who was hop­ing to fire his side past Non-League AFC Fylde yes­ter­day and into the FA Cup sec­ond round, wants the Lions to con­tinue roar­ing as the League One sea­son pro­gresses.

“It is a great mo­ment for me to win this award but I wouldn’t have been able to with­out my team-mates,” said O’Brien, who beat off com­pe­ti­tion from Coven­try’s Adam Arm­strong, Brad­ford de­fender Reece Burke and Jon Tay­lor of Peter­bor­ough for the award.

“We have man­aged to start climb­ing up the ta­ble in re­cent weeks and it is al­ways good to play your part by scor­ing goals.

“Quite a few of the lads have been chip­ping in so far this sea­son, which is al­ways im­por­tant, and hope­fully that will con­tinue.

“Oc­to­ber was a good month and we need to carry on play­ing in the same way.”

And Millwall man­ager Neil Har­ris be­lieves O’Brien fully de­serves the plau­dits cur­rently com­ing his way.

“It is a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment for young Ai­den to win the Player of the Month award,” Har­ris said.

“We have had a real up­turn in our per­for­mances with some great re­sults of late and Ai­den’s form has been a big part of that.

“He is a ter­rific young man, a real in­fec­tious char­ac­ter, and he play­ers with de­sire and en­thu­si­asm.We are all wit­ness­ing his abil­ity at the mo­ment.”

WIN­NER: Ai­den O’Brien

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