Millwall centre-back Shaun Hutchinson doesn’t want the Fulham loss to affect the confidence of the team.
Fulham put in a strong second half performance to come away from The Den with a 3-0 victory. It was a tight affair and the scoreline doesn’t actually reflect that.
Millwall were on a 17-game unbeaten run prior to that match which had seen them rise all the way up the table into the play-offs.
They are still in sixth place with two games remaining, although Derby can push them out of the play-offs if they get a result in their game in hand against Cardiff.
Here’s what Hutchinson had to say about the rest of the season to Millwall’s official site: “The season’s not over. We’ve still got two matches to go and need to get six points from them and see where that takes us.”
“We’re definitely still in it. We aren’t sitting with our hands on our heads and feeling sorry for ourselves. It’s far from over.”
“The unbeaten run has gone now, but the fans have evidently appreciated and acknowledged our efforts, and we’ll make sure we give absolutely everything again in our remaining games.”
Millwall still have a great chance of finishing in the play-offs, and shouldn’t let the Fulham result affect their confidence because the Cottagers are the in-form side in the division right now.
The Lions will obviously want to finish the season in the top six, but they have already done better than anyone expected at the start of the season, so they shouldn’t have as much pressure to deal with as the teams around them.