Wise keen for Premiership return
By Neril Foster
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 36-year-old put in a superb performance as The Lions kicked off their season with a 2-0 victory over Wigan on Saturday and, despite missing out on the play-offs last term, Wise believes that his current team-mates are good enough to make the jump to the top flight.
He said: "Playing for Millwall is my last crack at getting back into the Premiership and I'd love to go out on a high.
"If the players here believe in themselves a bit more, who knows what Millwall can achieve?"
Mark McGhee's side have built their reputation around a strong defence and tended to favour the long ball over recent seasons, but Wise feels that there is now more to their game than the hit and hope tactics of the past.
"During the pre-season games we played a lot more of a passing game that last season when we tended to hit the ball forward early," he added.
"When Archie Knox came in as coach the decision was taken to pass it a bit more and, if you look at the sides who went up, they also played that way.
"There are more than a few players at the Den who deserve to be showcasing their skills in the Premiership - like Tim Cahill, Neil Harris and Paul Ifill to name just three.
"I don't think playing here at Millwall is too different from playing in the Premiership."