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Tunnicliffe looking for unified Den on Wednesday night

The midfielder looks ahead to Carabao Cup competition...

28 August 2018

Millwall midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe has stated his frustration with Sunday's Sky Bet Championship defeat at Rotherham United - but is looking forward to getting back to winning ways against Plymouth Argyle on Wednesday night.

Tunnicliffe was drafted in for the absent Shaun Williams ahead of last Wednesday's 2-1 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday and retained his place in the team for the weekend's trip to the AESSEAL New York Stadium - and echoed the manager's thoughts at the manner of the loss.

The Lions had 60% of the possession in Rotherham and 12 attempts on target, but were unable to muster a goal.

Speaking to millwallfc.co.uk, the midfielder said: "Looking back now it's a tough one to take because I think we deserved at least a point with the performance that we put in and the effort that we gave.

"However, one moment of switching off from the set-piece has cost us dearly.

"[Hitting the back of the net] is the hardest part of football. The performance was there to an extent but we just couldn't score no matter how hard we tried, which is frustrating."

The midweek Second Round tie against The Pilgrims gives The Lions a chance to progress to Round Three and draw a big name at The Den or away from home.

Tunnicliffe expressed the need to "get the fans on our side" and feed off the intimidating atmosphere.

"If you ask anyone, they want to get the next game started straight away to put the wrongs right. It's two defeats in three days for us, so we're back at home, looking to get the fans on our side and get through into the next round of the Cup.

"Anyone will struggle against us at home, I think we proved that last year. When the fans are at it, it can be intimidating for everyone else and I think we really do feed off that.

"For some reason we haven't quite taken that away from home this year yet, but it's something we're looking to put right."


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