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Gallen: Fantastic achievement

Millwall assistant boss Joe Gallen said avoiding relegation was a "a fantastic achievement" after a dramatic last day in the Championship.

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Millwall players: Salute their fans after final day survival

Millwall players: Salute their fans after final day survival

The Lions slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Derby, but results elsewhere kept them up.

Huddersfield's equaliser at home to Barnsley and Crystal Palace's late fightback against Peterborough - with Posh ultimately joining Wolves and Bristol City in the relegation zone - ensured Millwall will again be in the Championship next season.

"The plan was to come here and at least get a point; unfortunately we've relied on other teams," Gallen said.

"It's a great achievement to stay in the division - we're one of the smaller clubs in the Championship. We haven't lost a London derby this season and that's something important to our fans."

Kenny Jackett's side made headlines for all the wrong reasons after violent scenes among their fans during their FA Cup semi-final defeat to Wigan.

And Gallen said the negative publicity had an impact on their squad, which he says will need strengthening next season.

"The media fallout from the FA Cup semi-final put us under pressure," he said. "I think it's obvious where we need to improve: we need strengthening in creativity and goal-scoring positions, although I'm aware offensive players cost a lot of money."

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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