Striker Easter desperate for starting berth in Millwall side

© Edmund Boyden
© Edmund Boyden

JERMAINE Easter has revealed that he may seek a move away from The Den in January unless he is given a run of starts in the Millwall side.

Easter has scored three goals in his last four appearances for the Lions but has mainly been used as an impact substitute by manager Steve Lomas.

And Easter, who was the subject of an enquiry from Bristol City last month, is desperate to prove his worth over the course of a whole 90 minutes.

“If the manager gives me a run in the team and I don’t perform, then I have no reason to complain if I’m dropped, but I just want that chance,” he said.

“City’s head of recruitment made contact and was told ‘no’ straight away, which is fine because I’m happy to stay at the club and enjoy myself here.

“But there does come a point when my lack of game time becomes an issue and I have to start thinking about finding another option.

“That is not what I want to do because there is a great set of lads here and the club has a fantastic fan base, but at the end of the day I’m 31 and have to think about my career.”

Easter will be hoping his goal against Wigan last weekend will have been enough to earn him a start against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

“All I can do is keep training hard every day and ensure that I am in the right physical state for when I am called upon,” he said.

“We have got a few winnable games coming up – Blackburn, Middlesbrough, Watford and Doncaster – and the lads are feeling confident off the back of four points last week.

“There is no better time than now to go to Ewood Park and start rectifying our away record, which hasn’t been great.

“If we can back up the Wigan win with another three points, the table starts to look a lot different. Stringing a few results together at this time of year can make such a difference.”

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