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30 November 2015

Who said what after Millwall's victory against Bury

Shaun Williams may have grabbed the headlines at the weekend for his match-winning strike against Bury, and Millwall fans are probably watching - and re-watching again in disbelief - the astonishing second-minute save made by Lions keeper Jordan Archer to deny Peter Clarke.

Monday's media coverage, as always however, looked for a slightly different angle to that provided immediately after the game, so here are just a couple of reports looking back at a win that took The Lions up to seventh in the League One table.

In the Manchester Evening News Bury boss David Flitcroft said a slow start by his side cost them dearly and that on the balance of play, a draw would have been a fair result:

"If there's an honesty about this performance, a draw would have been a fair result," he said. "In the first half we didn't look right. The game plan was to work the ball through the midfielders and full-backs, to grow the team up the pitch and get a real foothold in the game, but it didn't happen.

"I think we had enough ball in the final third to cause them more problems. There was a real energy down our left. They put on three different players to look after Danny Mayor and two came off with cramp.

"So we tested them but we didn't win the game. We had an opportunity to do that and we relinquished it by not turning up in the first half."

Monday's Sun included the briefest of match reports, but did quote Millwall midfielder Ed Upson, who returned from injury at the weekend to make his first start since 3rd October:

Ed Upson admits his injury layoff was short and sweet, after SUGAR injections nursed him back early.

The Millwall midfielder faced two months out when he hurt his knee at the start of October.

But iron-man Upson missed just five weeks. And his tough-tackling display helped see off Bury.

Upson, 26, said: "It's not actual sugar, just sugar-based. Players aren't allowed too much sugar in our diets, so we have to inject it!

"I had three of them before I could train again."

Shaun Williams' strike sunk the Shakers and boss David Flitcroft moaned: "Our plan didn't happen and it didn't feel right."

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