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"We know the goals will come," insists assistant boss

28 February 2017

Dave Livermore urges Lions to "remain positive" ahead of Peterborough test

Assistant Millwall manager, Dave Livermore, says his side can't dwell on past results if they're to climb back into the play-off places with victory against Peterborough tonight.

The Lions were held to a goalless draw for the second consecutive week at a rain-sodden Oldham on Saturday, but extended their unbeaten run to 15 matches in the process. 

"I think we need to stay positive, we are unbeaten since December and the guys are working really hard," he told millwallfc.co.uk

"We are disappointed we haven't scored over the last two games but it's not through lack of effort.

"Early in the season we were scoring plenty of goals but we were also conceding a lot at the other end. I think it's flipped a little bit because we have been solid defensively but haven't been converting as many chances as we would like.

"We all know that the goals will start coming again, but with two draws on the spin we do need a win tonight or we might find ourselves slightly slipping away from where we want to be."

Goalkeeper Jordan Archer is unlikely to be available for selection as he recovers from an injury sustained in the Emirates FA Cup win over Leicester City earlier this month.

In his absence, Tom King has slipped seamlessly into the gloves and helped to extend Millwall's incredible record of clean sheets to 8 games.

"It's a new one for me," Livermore added. "I have certainly not been involved with a team that has conceded so few goals on the bounce. 

"It's a testament to the whole team. We are defending well at the moment and we will need to against Peterborough tonight."

Jed Wallace and striker Steve Morison will be assessed prior to kick-off as they look to shake off knocks that saw them miss the 0-0 draw with Oldham.

Meanwhile, the Posh will welcome back Anthony Grant and Chris Forrester for the trip to The Den, with the midfield pairing having served their respective bans. 

However, Jack Baldwin will not be available for selection after the stand-in-skipper was shown a red card in Peterborough's 3-1 victory over Rochdale at the weekend. 

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