Woolford: Millwall created enough chances to beat Leeds

© Daniel Heywood
© Daniel Heywood

MARTYN Woolford believes Millwall were unfortunate to lose against Leeds United on Saturday, claiming the Lions had created enough chances to win the game.

Woolford himself had two quick-fire opportunities to open the scoring in the first-half, hammering a first-minute half-volley narrowly wide before drilling into the side netting moments later.

But unfortunately for the winger, his key contribution in the opening 45 minutes was scything down Sam Byram to concede a penalty – although goalkeeper David Forde saved from Ross McCormack.

However, Stephen Warnock converted the Whites' second spot-kick after McCormack was felled by Alan Dunne to secure a slender victory for the Yorkshire side.

Woolford told NewsAtDen: "I was relieved when they missed the first one. I would have been really disappointed to put the team behind but it was a great save and Fordey got me out of trouble.

"I thought it was another decent performance from ourselves. We feel a little hard done by coming away with nothing. We created enough chances to win the game so it's tough to take.

"We play Wolves on Tuesday and after a bad result we want to put it right straight away. It is a huge game and our first at home for a while so we'll be looking to get our form at The Den going."

The game was dogged by penalty controversy at both ends of the pitch and Millwall were convinced referee Michael Jones should have pointed to the spot after Byram's handball in the second-half.

"It was a definite penalty," Woolford said. "Sometimes you do not get those decisions but when the referee has given two penalties to them, you would have thought he'd give us something."

Woolford says he has enjoyed his time in South London since his move from Bristol City in January – but the 27-year-old insists there is more to come from him.

"It's great to be playing again," he said "I've been pleased with my performances and the team's of late, but it was disappointing to be on the wrong end of the result on Saturday.

"A run of games always helps with your personal form – it gets your confidence going and fitness up to what it needs to be. It's good to be getting a run of games and hopefully I can keep improving."



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