Football - Lomas hails duo

Millwall boss Steve Lomas has saluted Jimmy Abdou and Martyn Woolford for fighting their way into his side.

PA Sport Report

Midfielder Abdou and winger Woolford were out of favour at the start of the season but their return to the team has coincided with the Lions' recent upturn in form.

"Woolly is a consummate professional," said Lomas.

"He wasn't in the team at the start of the season but he's gone about it in the right way, he's worked hard in training to get back in the team and now he's there he wants to stay.

"That's what you want as a manager, players with that commitment and drive.

"Jimmy is a better player than he is given credit for. I keep hearing he can't pass the ball but I watch him in training every day and he can pass a ball. He's a fantastic athlete and fully committed. He's bided his time and got in the team.

"I say to the lads 'if you are in the team, keep the shirt'. It's as simple as that."

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