Millwall striker’s absence from Norwich City match is explained

BY ALEX GRACE

Gary Rowett said Tom Bradshaw was left out of Millwall’s side that earned a point at Norwich for tactical reasons.

The former Barnsley striker started Saturday’s 3-0 defeat against Huddersfield but was omitted from the matchday 18 for Tuesday’s clash at Carrow Road.

“It was just a decision I made,” said Rowett. “The team was the team I wanted to start with and I knew which way I was going to go with the substitutions.

“I felt we needed more coverage from a defensive aspect than we did necessarily with attacking options. I knew it would be that type of game, not one to chuck lots of attacking options on. That was the thinking behind it.”

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson made his first start in the league since the opening day draw with Stoke.

“I thought Jon did fine,” said Rowett. “The challenge is we need a little bit more threat when we do win the ball back. We need a
little bit more threat on the turnover.

“That’s been the challenge for any of the forwards. At times we were just a little bit wasteful and then strugged to get up and join our two forwards.

“But everyone worked incredibly hard and contributed to the clean sheet.”


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