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INTERVIEW: Fighting for each other

28 February 2014

Lee Miller on Brentford and his current form

Striker Lee Miller spoke to us ahead of the Friday morning training session about the Brentford game and his current form. 

"Personally I think I've hit a decent spell of form at the moment," he said. "I've obviously scored a few goals and contributed to the team and it's been good. 

"I thought we should have done better last Saturday and it was disappointing to lose a goal so late on. It's frustrating because we'd put a lot into the game and we worked hard for each other. We all thought we deserved at least a point. 

"Although we were very disappointed on Saturday I don't think it's affected our confidence at all. You just need to look at the games before that to see how well we've played. As long as we're playing well and trying to put the things Kav wants in place then that can only be positive." 

"You're usually lucky if you get one of those overhead goals a season so it's great that I've managed to get two," he admitted. "I was actually talking to a few people about bringing a DVD out - but I'm not sure that will happen! I think I scored one in the second last game of last season. I always try things like that but nine times out of ten they don't come off. 

"The one against Rotherham was probably more difficult because I had to bring it down on my chest first. Although David Amoo did his best to steal it off me for the Bradford one, the ball sat up quite nicely in the end. 

"The Rotherham one was further away as well but it is a hard technique to master. I didn't get a chance to speak to Adam [Collin] after the game but he did tweet me afterwards saying it was a good finish. It was good to score past him but I thought he did well throughout the game."

"Strikers are judged on goals so it is nice to be getting a few," he continued. "It helps the confidence as well because I've been getting the chances but I've been unlucky with hitting the post and things like that. 

"It doesn't play on my mind because as long as I'm contributing to the team, by holding the ball up and winning my flick-ons, then I'm happy. I think that comes with experience. I'm a big critic of myself because I want to do my best in every game. I can get myself into a bit of a sulk if I don't feel like I've played well, the missus doesn't like that, but I think that just shows how much we care about winning games for this club."

And on the visit of Brentford, he said: "We can definitely look at the game against them earlier in the season and we'll go into tomorrow's game feeling confident. 

"Brunton Park is a difficult place to come. We played very well against them in the FA Cup game and we deserved to go through. They are a quality side and they'll come up here with confidence. If we can play like we did in the last game against them, and implement our game plan, then we won't be too far away."

"I do have a glance at the table every now and again," he revealed. "It's usually my son who points it out but, as the cliché goes, you just have to take each game as it comes. 

"We've got a good bunch of lads in that dressing room and we're all fighting for each other. We need to get as many points as we can as quickly as we can because the games are coming thick and fast."

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