|Venue: The Den
MILLWALL claimed their fifth consecutive clean sheet but could not find a way past a resilient Ipswich Town side as they were held to a goalless draw at The Den.
The Lions edged another point towards Championship safety but will be disappointed not to have claimed all three after spurning a host of chances – particularly in the second-half.
Mark Beevers completed a two-match ban against Leicester City on Friday and made an immediate return to the heart of Millwall's defence, replacing Adam Smith in the starting line-up.
Kenny Jackett also made a change in attack, drafting in John Marquis in place of loanee Rob Hulse, who had not scored in his previous five appearances.
Liam Trotter had the first chance of the game in the second minute when he struck a bouncing ball on the half-volley towards the far corner from the edge of the area, but his effort sailed a foot wide.
The Lions had a goal disallowed shortly afterwards when Andy Keogh converted Jermaine Easter's cross at the back post, albeit from an offside position.
In the 14th minute, Richard Chaplow burst beyond Aaron Cresswell and sent in a dangerouns low cross that was initially spilled by Scott Loach, but the 'keeper seized the ball at the second attempt.
Andy Keogh's sliced cross bounced off the top of the crossbar before, at the other end, frontman Frank Nouble skinned Shane Lowry but produced a poor cross from a promising position.
Luke Hyam's 40-yard lob was headed off the line by Mark Beevers with David Forde out of position, but Forde redeemed himself by denying Hyam from close-range moments later.
Hulse was brought on for Marquis at half-time and nearly put Millwall ahead with his first touch, but Loach made a smart reaction save to parry the striker's flick from Chaplow's free-kick.
The Lions were knocking on the door again in the 53rd minute but after Lowry's inswinging corner nearly drifted straight in, Chaplow's follow up was blocked and then Liam Trotter blazed over.
Hulse nearly diverted Cresswell's free-kick into his own goal before Michael Chopra headed over from close range and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas' rasping drive was palmed away by Forde.
Tommy Smith's stunning last-ditch tackle robbed Easter of possession just as he was about to pull the trigger in the 73rd minute and sub Liam Feeney's follow up was deflected into the side-netting.
Lowry's 22-yard free-kick then clipped the outside of the post before Easter fired over from Feeney's excellent pull back as Millwall continued to search in vein for the opening goal.
After Forde had denied Nouble from a tight angle, Easter should have snatched victory for the Lions at the death but the Crystal Palace loanee drilled into the side netting.