Gallen: Millwall players "disappointed" after Bristol City draw

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ASSISTANT boss Joe Gallen revealed Millwall's players were downbeat in the aftermath of their 1-1 draw against Bristol City after failing to take all three points.

Darius Henderson's fourth goal of the season secured a second away point in four days for the Lions on the back of a morale-boosting fightback at Burnley on Saturday.

Henderson and substitute Andy Keogh both went close to scoring a dramatic winner in four minutes of injury time at Ashton Gate, but Gallen admitted it just "wasn't to be".

"We've got a slightly disappointed changing room," he said. "We feel we put in another solid and credible away performance and could have nicked all three points.

"The players are a little bit disappointed. Overall we're pleased with the performance on the back of another good performance at Burnley.

"We went and scored a terrific goal. It was an excellent cross and a really good header. From then on in we were looking like we could go and get the next one, but it wasn't to be."

Stephen Davies opened the scoring for the Robins in the 28th minute in bizarre circumstances – heading the ball over stranded David Forde after the keeper had rushed out of his area to make a clearance – but Gallen did not criticise the Irishman.

"We thought David made the correct – and brave – decision to come and get the ball," he said. "It was a skiddy pitch and we thought he got that one right.

"It was just very unfortunate where it landed. The pace David put on the header enabled Davies to garner enough power to get it into the net. These things can happen."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

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