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Millwall's Hutch: Scunthorpe will be more worried about us than we will be about them

SHAUN Hutchinson said he was “dreaming of scoring the winning goal” the night before Millwall’s dramatic 4-3 victory over Bristol Rovers on Sunday.

Hutchinson headed home Shane Ferguson’s corner in the 85th minute and Millwall held on to clinch the final play-off spot.

Southend’s game against Bury finished earlier than Millwall’s, and the Shrimpers were in sixth until Hutchinson’s header.

“It’s one of those things where you’re in bed dreaming of scoring the winning goal,” Hutchinson said. “I knew we weren’t going to get many chances, it was a great ball in by Fergie. It’s a blur after that, I was so happy.

“We knew they didn’t necessarily deal that well with balls into the box. We knew with good delivery we were going to have a chance.

“Our focus was just solely on getting the win. We knew we’d need the win. We knew that a draw wasn’t going to be enough.”

Hutchinson was playing with a cracked rib, and he revealed he needed painkillers to get through the fixture.

“It’s been a frustrating time at Millwall with injuries,” he said. “It’s been quite hard for me, missing out last week and trying to train, it’s a bloody painful injury. The physios have done a lot of work, and I was painkiller-ed up [Sunday]. Adrenaline got me through it.”

Millwall now play Scunthorpe in the play-off semi-finals, with the first leg at The Den on Thursday. The Lions lost 3-0 at Glanford Park in December, before beating the Iron 3-1 in April.

“We’ll take it, we played them recently and beat them, it was probably one of our strongest performances of the season.

“They’ll be a little bit more worried about us than we will be about them. It’s one we’re looking forward to, it’s what you play football for.

“If it’s 0-0 at home then it’s a disadvantage. We fancy ourselves at home massively. Recovery is important, a trip up north after playing [Sunday] wouldn’t have been ideal.

“It’s one we’re looking forward to. We don’t fear anyone in the play-offs. We believed in ourselves to get into this situation and we believe we can go one further.”

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John Kelly

(@jkelly1882)

9 thoughts on “Millwall's Hutch: Scunthorpe will be more worried about us than we will be about them

  • May 1, 2017 at 13:32
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    Well done to Hutchinson I salute u for that moment and to fergie for that wonderful delivery and thank u to all the players and the manager and the fans that all u need in football is believe in yourself COYL let show Scunthorpe that we are better then them and show them how to play foitball and that we want it more then they can't wait for Tuesday night no long balls pls if we do switch it up but trust me we create more chances when we play football football a passing game anyway COYL don't let us down coz we will be there in numbers I want to see a 3 or 4 0 win I'm confident 😆 so u better be COYL NOLU WDC WAM SM WAMFTD MILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

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  • May 1, 2017 at 13:34
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    Hope u understand lol I f*** up

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  • May 1, 2017 at 13:45
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    I would play this team GK king RB Cummings CB Hutchinson CB Webster LB martin RM Wallace CM Williams CAM obrian LM fergie ST Gregory ST morrison

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  • May 1, 2017 at 16:18
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    The team on Thursday will be the same as Sunday except if Wallace is fit he'll come in for Worrall.

    We need to win, Scunthorpe away is a very tough game. What I don't get is why we have to play both these games within 4 days of each other when the final isn't until the 20th.

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    • May 1, 2017 at 16:43
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      @NICKOLA: Presumably, as demanded by the TV stations, I agree it is rediculus, but who runs football these days?

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  • May 1, 2017 at 17:23
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    Yeah,plus maybe to give those players with knocks a chance to improve before the final

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  • May 2, 2017 at 01:07
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    The timing is total b******* for the play-offs. Especially 6.00 pm on a Sunday!! Clearly it is for tv, certainly not for the paying fans. But in any case - 6.00 pm on a Sunday? Doubt there will be millions tuning in. It's crap for the players and crap for the fans and just another demonstration - that poxy cup tournament - of how worthless and pointless the administrators are and how little they care for the clubs and the fans.

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  • May 2, 2017 at 08:35
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    Let fergie take ALL the corners ,he hits them with more pace than Williams, who makes it easier for defenders to clear

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