Millwall tie a ‘must-win’ for Fulham, says Sheyi Ojo

The Anglo-Nigerian returned from injury to help end the Cottagers' winless run, and he is determined to keep the momentum going against the Lions

Sheyi Ojo has tagged Fulham’s English Championship encounter against Millwall as a ‘must-win’.

The winger returned from a shoulder injury to help Slaviša Jokanović’s side claim their first victory in the last seven games with a thrilling 5-4 away win over Sheffield United.

He found the back of the net twice and created a goal.

With the Lions set to visit Craven Cottage on Saturday, the Liverpool loanee has set sights on his team continuing in such vein, thus claiming their second home win.

"I hope so, we can only hope and keep working hard in training and keep improving, but the next game against Millwall is a must-win game so we'll be looking to get the three points,” Ojo told GetWestLondon.

"Hopefully this can be the start of a positive season for us.

"I just love playing football, if I didn't then I wouldn't do it and I was happy to be back playing, I really enjoyed myself and I'm just looking forward to the next game."

Ojo was ruled out for two months after dislocating his shoulder against Queens Park Ranger on September 29, but the 20-year-old returned earlier than expected.

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"It was a lot of shoulder exercises, getting the mobility back and getting the strength back in my shoulder and then there was the fitness aspect of doing a lot of runs, obviously I'm a fast player so I was doing a lot of sprints, a lot of repetitive sprints to get my body ready for the game,” he said.

"I attacked rehab and luckily I was able to come back quicker."

The goals against Sheffield were Ojo first and second of the season, and the England youth international has played seven times for Fulham - placed 14th in the English Championship log. The Cottagers will be gunning for their sixth league win of the campaign against Neil Harris’ men.