Derby didn't deal with "frustrating" Millwall, says McClaren

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DERBY head coach Steve McClaren admitted his side had no answer to Millwall's rearguard action at the iPro Stadium.

Steve Morison's 61st-minute header handed the visitors a priceless away win on Saturday.

McClaren claimed the visitors had "done a job" on the Rams and accused the Lions of time wasting – saying there should have been 15 minutes of added time.

But the former England manager conceded that Derby were toothless in attack and had not deserved anything from the game.

McClaren said: "If we'd been playing for two more days we wouldn't have scored. We had no quality in the final third and chances and half-chances that we normally take we didn't.

"They came to do a job and they frustrated us – and frustrated the crowd – and in the end, took the three points away.

"There's not been many times when I have said I've been disappointed with the performance but today is one when I can.

"I think teams are coming here, parking the bus, making it difficult and we didn't today have the quality to get the goal.

"Opponents are going to come here and frustrate us and we have to deal with that – but we didn't deal with it very well."

Asked about the high number of stoppages during the second half, McClaren said: "It was unbelievable the goalkeeper was only booked late on.

"We're not making excuses, we've done that before and opponents will do that. We have to deal with that and we didn't, but there should have been 15 minutes injury time."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

26 thoughts on “Derby didn't deal with "frustrating" Millwall, says McClaren

  • March 9, 2014 at 10:43
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    Sounds like sour grapes, from the amount of time wasting we've had to put up with this season it's about time it worked in our favour. Can't wait for Tuesday, bring on Blackpool. COYL

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  • March 9, 2014 at 10:50
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    Yes I can imagine it would've been incredibly frustrating for derby, well f*** them, who gives a s***, we had to win and we did win and that's the end of the story.

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  • March 9, 2014 at 10:53
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    Time wasting....... Wot a laugh, we got wot 4 players out now for Tuesday & went down to 10 men cause of injuries. Sour grapes make me laugh & Welcome to our world SM we put up with this week in week out & s..t refs toboot

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  • March 9, 2014 at 10:55
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    Welcome to our world Steve. You had 7 added minutes & didn't use them. Tough s***.

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  • March 9, 2014 at 11:08
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    Go and cheer yourself up. Steve by giving that barnet of yours. A touchUp. With the old grecian 2000 COYL!!!

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  • March 9, 2014 at 11:09
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    Well the way I see it you had 90 minutes to score and you couldn't, so stop making excuses and belt up.

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    • March 9, 2014 at 11:19
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      If we were time wasting for all the 2nd half how did we have the time to score..wot a tit

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      • March 9, 2014 at 13:00
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        @Jim28: time wasting only really works in the dying minutes of a game and if the dying minutes are that important you probably haven't done enough during the game. Man up McClaren you didn't deserve a better result.

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  • March 9, 2014 at 11:16
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    That's why you ain't England manager u can't adapt to different tactics. It's only time wasting when a player is acting. Not when he is actually injured. U knob

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    • March 9, 2014 at 12:33
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      @block 28: block did you park that bus..nice touch

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      • March 9, 2014 at 13:06
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        @">Jim28 don't talk to me about busses had to get two from st pancras. This morning mind u the driver on the bus looked a lot like Ollie & he definitely wasn't parking it

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  • March 9, 2014 at 12:09
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    So what if we wasted some time, we get this every single week.

    Plus you said yourself you wouldn't have scored if the game lasted another 2 days so 15 mins wouldn't have helped much Steve.

    I hope to see us scoring and shutting up shop for the remainder of games for the rest of the season, 1-0 wins will do us very nicely.

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  • March 9, 2014 at 12:35
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    We wasted time by only playing ten men , no end of teams do that to us. At last we are learning. Well done Ollie and the boys. Super Dunney and Robbo ha ha couldn't make it up!

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    • March 9, 2014 at 12:43
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      @Lincolnshire Lion: Robbo did well when he came on, but Dunny was his usual s*** self. Made a couple of tackles, was nailed on to be booked, and could possibly have been sent off. We did a job, was a s*** game, but 3pts well earned.

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  • March 9, 2014 at 12:48
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    That's ok Steve just go out and take it out on Bolton. pleased to see the players are listening to IH I'm told robbo was immense when he came on we need to back this up now with atleast a point away to Blackpool Tuesday as they are only a couple of points ahead of us

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  • March 9, 2014 at 13:46
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    f*** them .come on you lions .get 3 points at blackpool.one one likes us we dont care

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  • March 9, 2014 at 14:48
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    we can do blackpool fu-k me

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  • March 9, 2014 at 14:51
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    He speaks well for a dutchman, Dont worry Steve the futures bright your hair is orange.

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  • March 9, 2014 at 16:17
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    Put the ball in our net and we'll have nothing to time waste for ! End of......

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  • March 9, 2014 at 17:58
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    Stop moaning slaphead! Lol 1-0 to the Southern boys!!

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    • March 9, 2014 at 18:31
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      @lion01: i3 someone sounds like a mug .walks like a mug. & looks like a mug..there only one .. .conclusion...steve your a MUG.....

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  • March 9, 2014 at 18:27
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    Go and do yourself with that brollly of yours.

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    • March 9, 2014 at 20:53
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      even the bloke behind him is laughing at him

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    • March 9, 2014 at 21:40
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      @NICKOLA: Now that would make him talk funny.

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  • March 9, 2014 at 21:46
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    The Dutch, Northern monkey only got the ump because we park the bus on his umbrella!!

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  • March 9, 2014 at 23:01
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    The former coach of the national English football this time spoke as a charlatan, climbing on the mirrors...

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