Fred Onyedinma has revealed in an interview with NewsAtDen that he ‘is not prepared to sit on the bench at this stage of his career. The attacker is currently out on loan at Wycombe Wanderers however, that deal is due to expire on January 1st.
Known as ‘Fred’ by Millwall fans, the attacking midfielder has been in good from since joining Gareth Ainsworth’s side maintaining a regular run in the first team, something he did not achieve throughout last season, this has also led to him scoring in back to back league games last month, something he has not achieved since his last spell at Wycombe three and a half years ago.
Onyedinma, who was born in Nigeria has already racked up 150 appearances for Millwall, the landmark coming earlier this season in the first round of the EFL Cup against Gillingham in August.
The 21-year old had decided at the end of last season that he wanted to leave his parent club on loan in search of regular football after a tough 2017/18 season in which he started just seven league games. He has now rejoined the Chairboys for a second loan stint making 14 appearances so far this campaign.
Should he return to Millwall in the new year he knows that he is likely to be back on the bench as he is behind Lee Gregory, Tom Bradshaw, Tom Elliot and Steve Morison in the pecking order for a strikers berth. However, while on loan with Wycombe he has been playing in wide positions but Millwall have sufficient depth in those areas also.
He told NewsAtDen “Things can change. I could go back to Millwall and start playing. Really and truly with me, I would just want to play more regularly because that’s where I’m going to get the best out of myself. It’s not in a selfish way, but its your career so you have to get the best out of it at whatever club you’re at. I’m at Wycombe now and I am playing regularly so that’s something I would obviously have to look at.”
The attack minded midfielder who has scored 12 goals in his 150 Millwall appearances has also revelled that his yet to discuss his future with Lions boss Neil Harris saying “I know what football is like, one month your there and playing well and that can change in the next six months. You have to keep working harder than ever and your time will come. I haven’t spoken to Neil, I’m sure they watch the games but I haven’t been physically in contact.
Onyedimna will be available for selection for Wycombe this weekend as their journey in the FA Cup begins with a first round tie at Luton.