Millwall assistant manager Barrett lays down challenge for Tyler Burey following cameo during Blackburn defeat

Millwall assistant manager Adam Barrett has challenged Tyler Burey to be more consistent after his assist for Jake Cooper’s goal in the 2-1 defeat away to Blackburn Rovers.

Barrett was doing the post-match press at Ewood Park for Gary Rowett as the Millwall boss had to get back to the capital for tomorrow’s London Marathon, in which he is running. 

The 21-year-old Burey replaced Charlie Cresswell in the 68th minute at Blackburn and helped Millwall score their consolation seven minutes later – crossing for Cooper to head past Thomas Kaminski.

Barrett said: “We know Tyler can be a real threat when he comes on – he’s got great impact.

“The challenge for Tyler is to now be more consistent. Today he’s come on, set up the goal, and he’s got a bright future.

“He’s got to keep learning, keep working hard, and hopefully he’ll do very well for us.”

Barrett reckons having Shaun Hutchinson and Mason Bennett back fit will be a big boost for Millwall.

The Millwall assistant manager has also explained why the pair didn’t quite make the squad today for the 2-1 defeat away to Blackburn Rovers.

Lions skipper Hutchinson suffered a groin injury earlier in the season during Millwall’s 2-0 win against Cardiff.

Bennett, who started the first three games of the season, has missed the last seven games due to a hamstring problem.

Barrett said: “We’re not the biggest squad, but it’s nice to have Shaun Hutchinson and Mason Bennett – who have just come back from injury.

“They only trained for a couple of days, so we’ve got to be careful with them as well.

“But, of course, with this busy period now, we have a lot of games and a lot of midweek games, so it’s good to have your captain coming back in Hutch.

“You’ve got Mason Bennett coming back, so we’re pleased with that. But we have got to make sure that, when they’re ready to go on the pitch, they’re match fit and robust enough to deal with it.”

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