Millwall captain happy with Charlton points return

MILLWALL captain Tony Craig was pleased with the return of four points from two league games against Charlton Athletic this season.

Millwall’s point at the Valley on Saturday kept them three clear of their south London rivals in the League One table.

Charlton had to make two enforced changes in the first half after injuries to Josh Magennis and Lewis Page, and tired as Millwall created a glut of late chances.

The clean sheet was the Lions’ first away from home in the league this season, but Charlton were aggrieved referee Keith Stroud disallowed Patrick Bauer’s second-half goal.

“I didn’t have a view, to be honest,” Craig said when asked about the incident. “The referee’s made a decision so we move on.

“We know there’s a lot at stake for ourselves and our fans and we’ve got four points from them this season so it’s been a good return for us.

“Sometimes you’ve got to be level-headed. For us, the second half was a very good performance but unfortunately we couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net.

“We’ll go through and see what chances we had and the god bits and bad bits. The last half hour we were certainly pushing on for a winner.

“That’s two clean sheets in a row now and we certainly have a settled side. It’s our first clean sheet away from home this season so that’s a positive as well.

"The last 30 minutes were touch and go, we created a couple of chances that we’re disappointed to miss but that’s football.

“There were a few disappointed (players) but in hindsight in a derby you look at points tally, we got four and that’s a good return.

“The players they brought on have different strengths so we had to adapt our game a little bit. Whoever they brought on they’ve got a good squad here.”

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John Kelly