Millwall manager on Fred Onyedinma’s lack of minutes since return from Wycombe

NEIL Harris has hinted that Fred Onyedinma needs to show more on a daily basis to force his way into the Millwall team.

Onyedinma has featured just once since returning from his loan spell at Wycombe in January, coming on as an 82nd-minute substitute against Sheffield Wednesday.

The attacker was left on the bench for the last two games despite Millwall being behind against Preston and Hull City.

Harris said in the week Onyedinma returned to Millwall that he had been “unplayable” in training. Harris was asked about Onyedinma after the 2-1 loss at Hull on Tuesday night.

He responded: “Players have played well. Some players in my squad have to show me more. They have to show me more commitment to the club and to me and to the team. Not necessarily naming Fred in that, but in general.

“On a daily basis, players really please you and players disappoint you. And I only play players that deserve to play and show the right attitude. That’s why someone like Ben Thompson came into the reckoning today.”

Harris made three changes at the KCOM Stadium for Millwall’s seventh game in February, Thompson partnering Ryan Tunnicliffe in midfield.

“We have had a lot of games in a short space of time,” Harris added. “We have got a lot of games coming up. People like Shaun Williams didn’t play tonight because the amount of games.

“Thommo deserved to play after his performance the other day. Tunni is chomping to play. Pearcy [Alex Pearce] wants to play. Aiden [O’Brien] wants to play.”

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John Kelly