Millwall striker Henderson upbeat after Birmingham draw

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STRIKER Darius Henderson insisted Millwall could take plenty of positives from their draw with Birmingham City – despite blowing a 3-0 lead.

The Lions were seemingly in control of the match after Chris Wood scored twice and Chris Taylor bagged his first goal for the club in an explosive opening, but Marlon King's 19-minute hat-trick secured an unlikely point for the visitors.

But Henderson, who has scored six goals in 12 league games this season, was pleased to see the Lions extend their unbeaten run to five matches.

"We started very well and got the three early goals but King stepped up just before the half-time whistle and it killed us a little bit," he said.

"I thought at 3-3 we were still the better team and possibly could have nicked it at the end. At half-time we had a two-goal lead and maybe we should have done better and been tighter.

"It was one of those games where they've done well to get back into the game, just like we've done well to get three goals ahead.

"We're disappointed not to get the three points but we go into the Huddersfield game with a nice little unbeaten run."

Millwall will be looking to extend that unbeaten run against the sixth-placed Terriers and Henderson knows that it will take a good performance to get something out of the game.

"They're a very good side and they've started the season well," he said. "It's going to be a very difficult game. We're going to have to be on it. We need to put in a big performance at The Den.

"It's our responsibility to get the fans going and together we can get the three points.

"Unfortunately it wasn't to be against Birmingham. We need to tweak a few things and hopefully we can get some more points on the board."

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