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N'Guessan relieved to leave the Lions' Den
SWINDON Town forward Dany N’Guessan is looking forward to a new start in Wiltshire after an experience at Millwall that he’s more than happy to leave behind.
N’Guessan penned a deal until the end of the season with the Robins on deadline day, ending a two-year spell at the New Den which he’d rather forget.
The Frenchman played 46 times for the Lions in all competitions, but by the end of his stay he found himself ostracised by supporters and generally out of favour with the club’s management.
Instead of seeking sympathy, however, N’Guessan is eager to wipe his slate clean and prove to Town fans that his treatment in south London was unjust.
He told the Advertiser: “It’s a lot different, there’s a good feeling when you come somewhere and you know the club wants you. You know you’re going to be part of their plans.
“At the moment I’m very happy with my choice. I’ve had a tough year and I think it started when I want to go to Charlton. I had a good time there (on loan) and I wanted to go back there permanently.
“I think my situation started from there because Charlton and Millwall have quite a big rivalry.
“I’m not feeling sorry for myself because this can happen to everyone. Sometimes you just have to stay strong and keep walking and take one step back to take two forwards.
“Fans can think what they want, Millwall fans can think what they want but it was my career as well. I didn’t have that much of a chance when I was there so I just wanted to play football and at Charlton at the time.
“After that it was okay because I came back and I worked hard. That can happen to anyone.
“Everything is done now, it’s behind me and I don’t need to be sorry for myself.”
One noticeable difference between the set-ups at Millwall and Swindon, according to N’Guessan, is the style of football being played.
The frontman joined in his first training session with Mark Cooper’s youthful side yesterday and was delighted by what he saw.
He said: “It’s quite a young squad and that’s why the team is going to do very well. It was my first time at training today and it was something special.
“For me it was the first time I saw everyone playing and it was so nice. There were a lot of good players and the passing football is good.
“They play on the grass and that is football. We call it foot-ball and they play football. The biggest teams in the world - Barcelona, Bayern Munich - they all play on the grass. They don’t play in the air.
“It’s football. When you’ve got the ball you have to chase and if you don’t chase you get booed that’s not good.
“I think at Millwall, I feel it was more about long ball and chasing the ball.
“When I saw it this morning at Swindon it was nice football and I am excited.”
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