McDonald glad Millwall are in draw for next round of cup

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SCOTT McDonald says Millwall are relieved to be in the hat for the fourth round of the FA Cup despite being taken to a replay by Bradford City. 

The Lions and the Bantams will play it again a week on Wednesday after a 3-3 draw at The Den on Saturday.

The two clubs are ball no.19 in Monday night's draw, which you can follow live on NewsAtDen from 7pm.

Assessing the prospect of a replay at Valley Parade, McDonald said: "Nobody wants extra games at this time of year but I actually think it might do us well.

"Performances and results haven't been going our way so it's another game to get things going again.

"Obviously we wanted to win and we're disappointed with a draw, but we're still in the cup and that's the main thing."

McDonald headed Millwall level after Billy Knott's opener before he teed up Ricardo Fuller as the Lions took the lead for the first time.

But they were rocked by Sid Nelson's bizarre own goal and Knott put the visitors in front with 15 minutes to go.

Ian Holloway's side were heading out of the competition until Fuller made it 3-3.

"When you go 2-1 up, especially at home, it's disappointing not to hold on and build on that," McDonald added.

"Then you get a crazy own goal which seems to be the way it's going for us at the minute.

"It took an eternity coming down, hit the bar, then our player and went in. That's the luck we've got at the minute.

"Sid's been told in the dressing room that these things happen. It's a nice way for him to score his first senior goal though! We gave him a bit of banter about that.

"That's all good-humoured. Sid had a good game and he's learning all the time. It was a big test for him against James Hanson because he's a right handful."

Millwall are enduring a poor run of form but McDonald believes the addition of new players in January will help get their season back on track.

"When you don't win games you're not going to be flying high with confidence," he said.

"Everyone keeps banging on about our record at the moment and you have to take that on the chin.

"We need to keep going and turn it around. We've done it before and I know the manager is working hard to bring people in to give us a fresh impetus. That will galvanise the place."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

3 thoughts on “McDonald glad Millwall are in draw for next round of cup

  • January 5, 2015 at 08:39
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    Onwards and upwards and lets get the result we are craving at Blackpool and hopefully Leeds will drop into the bottom 3 at the same time....

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  • January 5, 2015 at 09:08
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    Put a striker as a striker..& he scores..not rocket science olly...next game i suppose he will be back in midfield

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    • January 5, 2015 at 10:47
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      @Jim28: won't make much difference,,his record against championship sides is awful.

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