Shaun Hutchinson has reflected on last weekend’s draw with Rotherham United at The Den, and has spoken ahead of what he analyses as a “completely different game” at Swansea City this Saturday.
Despite keeping a clean sheet last time out, Millwall were unable to secure the three points and Hutchinson has touched on the game.
“It was a difficult game against Rotherham. We knew what it was going to be like,” the defender told millwallfc.co.uk.
“The game was scrappy, between two teams with similar styles in the way they go about their business. It was a tough one, but if we’d nicked it at the end, people could have been talking about it being a great performance. A draw was probably a fair result.
“Rotherham came with a plan to stop what we’re good at, it looked like they picked the biggest XI they possibly could. Teams this season maybe have shown us more respect and change the way they play to try and combat us. Sometimes we find it a bit difficult, but we stood strong, kept a clean sheet and took a point.”
Now fully focused on the weekend trip to South Wales, Hutchinson explains what he expects from Graham Potter’s Swans and believes the team’s luck on our travels is gradually changing for the better.
“The preparation has been good, we haven’t dwelled on last weekend, but we know Swansea will be a completely different game.
“They’re a possession-based team, with some great flair in attacking positions. We’re ready for that – the Middlesbrough and Ipswich games have maybe changed our fortunes away from home, and we go into the game on Saturday full of confidence.
“The way we’ve picked up results has been slightly different recently. Even when we’ve not played so well, we’ve still been picking up points and certainly since I’ve been at the club, we’ve seemed to raise our performances after Christmas.”
With a busy run of games fast approaching this month, the centre-half is confident that the squad can navigate the packed schedule and has emphasised the importance of keeping the squad fit.
“We need to approach the busy run of games by just taking each as it comes. The gaffer does a good job of maintaining everyone’s fitness and making sure everyone gets the right amount done in training.
“We have to keep as many of the team fit as we can, and prepare like we always do.”