Millwall new boy Frank Fielding: The Den is intimidating – I ended up with stitches on one visit

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

richard@slpmedia.co.uk

Frank Fielding is looking forward to being a home player at The Den this season – and readily admits Millwall’s stadium is “intimidating” for the opposition.

The experienced goalkeeper signed last week from Bristol City.

And Fielding – when asked if The Den is intimidating for visiting teams – told the South London Press: “Yeah, it is. Simple answer – yeah. 

“I went on loan to Derby when I was 21 or 22 and it was about my fourth game here. It was intimidating and we got beaten.

“I did alright but I’ve never had a result here – I think 0-0 is the best it has been when I signed for Derby the season after. And I still ended up with stitches after the game.

“Big Darius Henderson elbowed me on a cross at the end. I was Terry Butcher [bandaged up] for 10 minutes.”

See Friday’s South London Press for a full interview with Fielding.

PICTURE BY BRIAN TONKS

 

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