Brighton and Hove Albion are the latest benefecaries of some generous Millwall defending, leaving The Den with all three points on Saturday as The Lions slump continues.
2 points from a possible 9 against teams well down the league pretty much explains itself but it seems there are problems at both ends of the pitch.
Going forward we don’t seem to be able to buy a goal at the moment and, truth be told, we should’ve been two or three goals up before half time on Saturday.
Defensively it’s a mess. We are missing Paul Robinson at the back and the sloppy marking is costing us plenty of points – Saturday being a case in point. I don’t know who was supposed to be picking up Adam Virgo but the fact that there wasn’t a Millwall player within 3 or 4 yards of him is appalling defending.
On the plus side we outplayed Brighton for the majority of the game and we played some good football, especially in the first half when our pass and move play really came together. However that all counts for nothing if you can’t score at the end of it and then let the other team nick one from a free header.
We’re still 6th so we are in a good position, one we’d have all taken at the start of the season, but the lads have to get stuck in and try to pick up three points on Saturday against a tough Oldham side.
We really need to start picking up the points again if we are to maintain a push for the playoffs.
Man Of The Match: Scott Barron