BYRON: THERE’LL BE NO LET UP FOR US
MILLWALL might have won promotion back to the Championship last season, but Byron Webster knows the fans won’t settle for simply avoiding relegation this term.
The Lions roared back via the play-offs, ending a two-year exile in League One.
However, while consolidation will be the goal for Neil Harris’ men this season, defender Webster doesn’t think expectation in the stands will be any less fervent.
“It will be exactly the same,” said the 30-year-old.
“They pay their money to come and watch us, and if we’re not performing they’ll tell us. I know that. All the boys know that and so do the fans.
“It’s a strange job we’re in. If I go to your work and start calling you every name under the sun, there could be a reaction.
“They come here and they can say what they want, but we can’t react. Our reaction has to be in a positive way on the pitch.
“They’ll demand more from us and we’ll have to give that. They’re entitled to say whatever they want.
“As a team, we need to stay together and, hopefully, it is a positive. Hopefully, there won’t be many times they can be negative towards us.
“But there’s no patience throughout the whole of football. You learn that from the top when managers get sacked willy nilly.
“Hopefully, throughout the year, especially during the downs, they can stick with us. Hopefully, there are more positives than negatives.”
Given the demands of the fans, Millwall is one of the tougher places to play, but Webster is relishing the challenge.
“At every club, there’s pressure, whether you’re fighting for survival, titles or promotion,” he added.
“It can be a tough place, but it can also be a very good place.”
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