Millwall's Romeo: Chances created show our quality

MAHLON Romeo believes "the quality is there" as Millwall prepare to face table-toppers Scunthorpe next Saturday and try to bounce back from two successive defeats.

Millwall dominated possession and created the majority of the clear-cut chances against Shrewsbury on Saturday, but lost to Louis Dodds' first-half goal.

Romeo felt Millwall were unlucky not to win comfortably against League One's bottom side.

"Their goal was their only real threatening chance," Romeo said. "We had loads of chances and it's frustrating but we have to go again.

"If you look at the way we played there are positives to be taken from it, so that's what we'll do.

"The gaffer said after the game, firstly we have to start with a clean sheet, and after that it comes down to finishing our chances. We had loads and I think on another day it would have been a completely different score, high figures.

"But that's football. We've got to look at the basics, how we conceded and how we can stop conceding.

"The chances that we created show that the quality is there, it's just about putting the ball in the back of the net and keeping it out of ours. As soon as we get one or two games where we're comfortable throughout and we're generic vs lexapro scoring and not conceding then I think it'll go from there and we'll get momentum."

Romeo made his first-team debut alongside Sid Nelson last season, and he praised the centre-back, who played instead of the injured Byron Webster against Wycombe and the Shrews.

"I think Sid has come in and done really well," he said. "It's not easy to come into the team, especially at this time of the season.

"And it's not easy playing for Millwall, the standards and the expectations are high. As a club we have high standards in terms of how we do things professionally and what we expect from games.

"So Sid's given the manager something to think about when it comes to team selection.

"He's really young as well so you've got to take that into consideration."

Millwall could have Steve Morison and Shaun Hutchinson back this week, and Romeo thinks that will make a difference to performances.

"It's always a boost when you've got a fully fit squad," Romeo said. "We haven't had the best of luck with injuries, but everyone is fighting for their place in the side, the standards are high.

"No one is comfortable with their position, you've always got to work to be in the starting line-up."

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John Kelly