Millwall boss Gary Rowett enjoys return – and hails his side’s resilience as they claim Carrow Road clean sheet

BY ALEX GRACE

Gary Rowett admitted it was good to be back in the dugout for tonight’s 0-0 draw at Norwich City – with the Millwall boss missing the three previous games due to a positive Covid-19 test.

The Lions are seventh in the Championship table after their fourth draw of the campaign – but first on the road.

It was Millwall’s fifth clean sheet since the season got under way.

“It was nice to be back,” said Rowett. “Three games away, it was difficult to continue keep watching the games and intervene on the phone line. It’s not quite the same.

“It was nice to be around the players and to be able to make active changes from the sideline and encourage the lads to do what we had to do.”

The Lions put in a terrific defensive performance at Carrow Road.

Rowett said: “We worked incredibly hard. Norwich are a really good side. Sometimes you have to accept when a side is more talented than you and they move the ball around so well.
“But on the flipside our defensive performance to come away from home after a long journey, to put that type of performance in was excellent.”

Millwall have not lost back-to-back league games under Rowett since he took charge a year ago – a total of 42 matches.

“It shows how good the group are,” said the Lions chief. “It shows that resilience.”

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