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2 November 2013

Lomas reviews Burnley draw

Millwall boss Steve Lomas said his side could count themselves a little unlucky not to have earned all three points against League leaders Burnley on Saturday.

The Lions took a 2-0 first-half lead through Scott McDonald's superb volley and Danny Shittu's deflected long-ranger, but a header from Sam Vokes reduced the deficit just 60 seconds later.

Despite a strong start to the second period, Millwall found themselves level with the visitors when Shane Lowry turned Michael Kightly's curling effort into his own net.

From there on in it was end-to-end entertainment, and Lomas stressed that his side had to take the positives despite letting slip the 2-0 lead.

"We're improving and we can take heart from the way that we have played against three good sides in QPR, Reading and Burnley this afternoon.

"We've now got to focus on turning these draws into wins. If you can get two or three victories it can really push you up the table.

"We're a little disappointed with their second goal from a defensive point of view. We paid the price for not quite defending well enough. Before that we hoped to go into half-time with the 2-0 lead but had a bit of misfortune with the goal they pulled back."

The Lions boss confirmed that Scott Malone, who was replaced after just seven minutes, will have a scan on Monday.

"Scott has a knee injury and, if I'm honest, we are quite concerned that it is a bad one. He will have it checked out on Monday so hopefully we will know more then."

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