Millwall’s Jake Cooper has told the South London Press that he wants to score more goals this season.

The 23-year-old defender, who has been capped two times for the England U20s, signed for Millwall last summer from Reading following a successful loan spell. And it’s fair to say that his first full season with the Lions has been a big success. His partnership with Shaun Hutchinson has earned plaudits and he helped push Millwall up the table and get so close to making it into the Sky Bet Championship play-offs.

Cooper is now looking forward to next season and what he can do to make sure the Millwall do get in the top six this time around. And while he is a defender and not expected to do this on a regular basis, Cooper has said that he wants to score more goals this season. Last year he was able to net on four occasions.

He said: “I see myself as a threat in the other box,”

“I need to get more than four goals, that definitely is a target.”

“Last season was great, I really enjoyed it. I had a run in the team and it built massive confidence in the team we had.”

“It was nice to go on that unbeaten run – 17 games. It was just unfortunate that we missed out at the end [on the play-offs]. It was maybe just a few games too many.”

“I’d like us to recreate that next season and even better it.”

“There are lots of areas I can improve. I want us to keep lots of clean sheets. If I can also add in more goals then we should be in for a good season if I can better my starts from the season before.”

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