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A roaring success

PUBLISHED: 12:08 03 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:59 25 August 2010

LIONS fans across the borough have been celebrating promotion to the Championship after four seasons away from second tier football. Thousands of Millwall supporters travelled to Wembley last Saturday to watch their team beat Swindon 1-0.

LIONS' fans across the borough have been celebrating promotion to the Championship after four seasons away from second tier football.

Thousands of Millwall supporters travelled to Wembley last Saturday to watch their team beat Swindon 1-0.

After a tough season in League One, fans say the team only need a couple of changes to the squad be successful in the Championship.

George Lampey, from the Millwall Supporters Club, said: "It was a good game. If you think about Sheffield Wednesday going out of the Championship, you realise how tough it is at the moment.

"It was tense. We were looking at the clock a lot of the time. We were in control of the game. But we could have scored more goals. It was tight.

"We had a hard season last season, to come third and then lose by one point to Leeds United. I think we were the best team out of the four in the play offs.

"When the final whistle was blown we were all relieved."

Millwall had suffered five previous play off defeats, but were left celebrating at the end of the tense encounter after Paul Robinson scored the only goal of the game in the 39th minute in front of 73,108 fans.

Fanzine co-ordinator Ayse Smith, 38, said: "The atmosphere was terrific.

"I think everyone meant business this time. There may have to be a couple of changes now we are in the Championship, but there is good camaraderie at the moment so they might not want to change too much.

"I think they will be fine in the Championship. Both Leeds and Norwich have gone up too and we have already beaten them this year."

See Sport for more reaction.

marina.soteriou@archant.co.uk

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