Murray Wallace scored for both teams to help Milwall produce one of the close football scores of the weekend in the Championship. The Scotsman put the ball into his own net in the sixth minute before atoning himself by scoring the equalizer in the 22nd minute. The result meant that Milwall’s playoff hopes were dealt a blow as they remain three points adrift of Sheffield United in sixth place.
Preston’s Ryan Lowe: “We know now that we can get up to the top end of the pitch and it is then about getting that little bit of quality. If we have that quality in front of the goal we’d have two, three, or four goals. The players have been fantastic but it is tough sometimes to adapt. I want them to be braver. The back lads in the first half are hitting the ball long and I’m screaming at them to say, ‘play’, we have worked on it all week in training. You can beat the press and you can get around it. I have told them I will take responsibility if anything goes wrong with that because I am the one that is telling them to play.”
Millwall’s Gary Rowett: “It was important that we didn’t lose the game, and we have had a couple of moments in the second half when we have created a couple of very good chances that could be the difference between winning it. In the first half, we didn’t put enough energy into the performance. I was really disappointed with our start. I don’t suppose a seven-hour coach journey yesterday would have helped but Preston are a good side and you can’t allow them to dictate the game at home because they have had very good home form and they move the ball well.”
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