A disappointing result AND a disappointing performance by the Lions- as Gary Rowett bemoans a lack of fight


Gary Rowett admitted he was an unhappy manager after watching Millwall lose 3-1 at Nottingham Forest.

Sammy Ameobi scored twice and Ryan Yates added a third as the home side dominated at the City Ground.

“Not just a disappointing result, it was a disappointing performance,” said Rowett. “When the two go hand in hand I think you get an unhappy manager.

“You can sometimes take a team being better than us, you can sometimes take being unlucky to lose a game or draw a game. But when you’ve been soundly beaten and deservedly so…for me, the only real fight we showed was in the last 10 or 15 minutes, which was too little, too late, in my opinion. ”

The Millwall boss was particularly disappointed with the opening 20 minutes.

“The way we started, the first 20 minutes, we were really, really passive,” said Rowett. “Whether that was the energy and effort that went into the Bournemouth performance, I don’t know.

“But you’ve got to put performances in back-to-back. It’s the Championship, it’s a brutal league, the games come thick and fast and you have to have the ability physically to go again.

“We couldn’t do that for 20, 25 minutes. Then we started getting into the game, then we started passing the ball, and got into some good areas.

“To concede the goal at the point that we did when we were actually on top in the game was very, very disappointing.”

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One thought on “A disappointing result AND a disappointing performance by the Lions- as Gary Rowett bemoans a lack of fight

  • 16 January 2021 at 20:16

    The manager needs to get a grip. Stop mincing on about what the team are not doing every week and say what he is encouraging and doing to put it right.
    It is pathetic and not the millwall way.
    All lions fans know what is wrong with the team as they always do.
    He is employed to put it right The fans want to hear positive things. If players cannot hack it at the Den get rid of.

    We are Lions.


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