‘Ambition’ was the key word Gary Rowett used when asked about his plans for Millwall.

On the back of an injury time equaliser against Nottingham Forest on Friday night, taking his impressive record to three wins, three draw and just one defeat since taking over at The Den, the Lions boss felt there was more to come from his men.

Five points off the play-off spots, the former Birmingham and Stoke manager believes his side should be looking up the table, not down it.

“I think we can get better, I think we can improve, I think we can have a little more ambition at times,” he said.

“We are the sort of team that we have to work incredibly hard for every point and every win we get, so I’ve been pleased with the start.

“Being ambitious means we want to win every game and we are not settling to stay in the division.

“I don’t want to put a label on it, or a target on it, but I think in the first half (against Nottingham Forest) we showed we’ve got the ability and structure to go and win any game, but we’ve got to be at our very best to win any game, whereas some teams an perhaps get away with 70-80% and have the individual players to win them matches.”

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The statemen lead to questions about how Millwall and Rowett will operate in the January transfer window.

“I’d like to be in a position where we are playing so well we don’t want to bring any players in in January, but realistically as a new manager you’re always going to want to add little bits.

“I think we are short in one or two areas, particularly in terms of squad depth and players we think can improve a team.

“But I’ve not come in here thinking there’s a vast amount of money, I’ve come here thinking we can sensibly build and I’m thinking there’s no reason with the group of players why we can’t look up the table and be ambitious.”

Away Days Hold No Fear

Rowett may have long term goals while in charge of the South Bermondsey outfit, but hurtling up on the horizon is Tuesday’s trip to Bristol City.

One hoodoo that the Lions have seemingly banished under Rowett is their form on the road, with just one defeat in three.

“We’ve got two away games next, we knew this period will be tough, but certainly the way we’ve played away, we’ve played well at Swansea and Birmingham, so in some ways we are better away so it doesn’t hold any fear.”

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