Head Coach Presser

Wednesday 12 February 2020 22:17

Scott Parker had no doubt that Millwall’s equaliser should have been chalked off.

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson was a couple of yards beyond the last defender when he converted Tom Bradshaw’s flick, but the goal was allowed to stand.

One argument could have been that Josh Onomah got the last touch on its way through, but it seems unlikely with the direction in which the ball travelled.

“I’ve just seen it back and I honestly don’t understand,” Parker said. “It’s obvious, it was clear as day. There’s two players offside.

“Who it comes off, maybe that’s in question, but it’s such a big call in that moment. Science tells you that Millwall are shooting that way and the ball goes towards the goal.

“One thing we can categorically say is that there’s two players offside at that moment. I probably would sit here and say that, but I think anyone would.”

Asked if a point at the Den is an okay result in the grand scheme of things, Parker replied: “I think so.

“That’s six unbeaten for us now, it’s a tough place to come against a disciplined back five who are tough to break down.

“I thought our reaction after the goal was pretty poor and I felt that in the first half we turned the game into what Millwall wanted it to be.

“They were probably the better side in that sense and we were obviously fortunate that the boy misses the penalty. Second half we got a grip of the game and we stamp our mark on it, which I asked of us at half-time.

“We needed to be brave. I get that conditions and the pitch weren’t conducive to play that way, but certainly that’s the way I want our team to play. We have to play, we have to take the sting out of the game here.

“Games like this are always going to be limited in chances and when one falls your way, like the [Neeskens Kebano] one that hits the bar at the end, you like to think it drops in.

“It wasn’t to be, we dust ourselves down and we now look forward to Saturday against Barnsley and try and get the points there now.”