Former Millwall defender Beevers on scoring for Bolton in front of the Cold Blow Lane

MARK Beevers said he “didn’t think about it too much” when he scored for Bolton against former club Millwall at The Den on Saturday.

Beevers nodded his side in front in the first half before he cleared off the line (above) in first-half injury-time to preserve his side's lead. Millwall grabbed an equaliser in the 83rd minute.

Centre-back Beevers scored eight goals in 151 appearances for Millwall between 2012 and 2016 before he left to join the Trotters.

Beevers, 29, thought his side deserved three points.

“We knew what to expect coming here, I think every team coming here would take a point before kick-off, but after the 90 minutes I thought we deserved it,” Beevers said.

“To concede so late on is disappointing but all in all it’s not a bad point.

“I thought we played well, everything that was thrown at us I thought we dealt with. Having been 1-0 up and, for me, feeling reasonably comfortable, there were a couple of scraps in our box and their box as well, both of us could have easily scored, but I think we probably had more clear-cut chances.

“It’s always nice to come back to your old stomping ground and score a goal. I don’t get that many so when I do score, it’s not a surprise, but I didn’t think about it too much, a goal is a goal. I go up there and nick a goal and then it’s back to my normal job of defending.

“The main thing is we took something away from Millwall and stopped the rot a little bit, we’ve not had some points on the board for a little while now and hopefully we can get them coming into a busy period going into Christmas when there is a lot of opportunity to get points, and we see every game as an opportunity to get points.”

Image: Millwall FC 

John Kelly