'No excuses' for Millwall striker after Brentford collapse – 'We let Ads down'

TOM Bradshaw said there were “no excuses” for Millwall blowing a two-goal lead against Brentford on Saturday.

Bradshaw gave the Lions the lead before Jed Wallace doubled the advantage from the penalty spot and they held that lead until seven minutes from time.

But Josh Dasilva scored in the 83rd minute before Bryan Mbeumo levelled with two minutes left, and Ollie Watkins completed the comeback in injury-time to leave the visitors shell-shocked.

"We should have done better for the first goal and then we let it slip through our fingers. There are no excuses, we should have won the game,” Bradshaw said.

"In the first-half we weren't playing our best football, but by half-time we managed to get in front, and obviously doubled that up. If you are winning 2-0 away from home you should be seeing that out, regardless of how long is left. To get to that late in the game and still be 2-0 up, there are no excuses.

"The fans are gutted about it, but in that changing room there everyone is equally as gutted about it that we couldn't get the three points. I don't really know what else to say, to be honest.”

Bradshaw admitted he felt the side didn’t deliver for caretaker boss Adam Barrett.

New manager Gary Rowett will take over from Barrett after tonight’s games against Cardiff at The Den.

"Ads has been brilliant from start to finish from the minute he has been in charge, so I think we have let him down by not seeing that game out.

“I can't praise Ads enough. We got ourselves into a great position and didn't see it out.”

Bradshaw scored at the ground where his season ended in 2018-19, and now has five goals this campaign.

Bradshaw said: "I haven't got the fondest of memories here…so to come back here and score was a good feeling, but it would have been 100 times better if we'd got the win.

"I'm fairly happy with my return so far. Hopefully I can keep scoring goals and hopefully we can keep picking up wins."

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John Kelly