Millwall keeper would swap personal plaudits for results

© Keith Gillard
© Keith Gillard

GOALKEEPER David Forde says he cannot take satisfaction from his recent good form while Millwall are struggling to string a run of results together in the Championship.

Forde has been a stand-out performer for the Lions during the past month and produced another impressive display in the 1-0 defeat to Leeds United, saving Ross McCormack's first-half penalty.

But that stop ultimately counted for nothing when Stephen Warnock scored from the spot after the Whites were awarded their second penalty of the game.

And Forde told NewsAtDen: "I'm delighted with the way I'm playing. I've hit some good form but I'm more bothered about us getting some wins under our belts because we need to get going again.

"There have been a few games recently where we have been beaten but probably deserved better. I think we deserved at least a point against Leeds with the chances we created and the saves I made.

"We were probably the better side in the first 20 minutes but if you do not take your chances in this division, you are going to get punished, especially at a place like Elland Road.

"It's tough playing away from home and even more so when the referee gives two penalties."

Millwall were denied a stonewall penalty of their own when Sam Byram handled the ball and Forde recalled how he had crossed paths with Premier League official Michael Jones in the past.

"There was a blatant handball at the other end but I've been there before with that ref," he said. "He was in charge of the West Ham game last year when I got absolutely poleaxed before they scored.

"I spoke to him after that game and he said, 'yeah, yeah it was a free-kick' but that was not any good to me then. It is just very disappointing for all of us."



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