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Bradshaw: “We didn’t bury our chances and paid the price”

Striker reflects on point at Luton

3 October 2019

Tom Bradshaw describes Wednesday night’s draw at Luton Town as “probably a fair result”, but rues missed chances for dropping two points in the final minutes.

Bradshaw struck the opening goal for Millwall on the hour mark, before Callum McManaman earned the hosts a share of the spoils late on.

“It was a tough game, certainly,” the striker says.

“I think in the first half with them playing a diamond, they had a lot of rotation in the middle which was tough to counter and stop. We got into some good areas, but I would say in general that a point was probably a fair result.

“We had a few chances in the second half which we could have buried, but we didn’t and we paid the price in the end.”

Bradshaw points out the positives from the draw, and explains the tactical message ahead of proceedings at Kenilworth Road.

“The message to us before the game was just to be positive. We went 4-4-2 to give ourselves a focal point with Smithy, alongside legs down the channels and in behind from myself, and we got in a few times to be fair.

“I think we were just unfortunate on the night that we didn’t get the first goal sooner to calm things down, and we did look dangerous once we scored but it was just a shame to concede so late.

“We played some really nice football and showed what we can do in parts after taking the lead, and on another day, we could have got two or three.”

The Welsh international is confident he can open his goalscoring account on home turf sooner rather than later, and emphasises the importance of continuing to pick up points on the road.

“We’re still picking up points on the road, and it emphasises the need to win games at home.

“Generally, we have good form at home – not just this season, but at The Den in general, we’re pretty good. If we can just keep getting a few wins at home and then some points on the road too with some away wins in there, that will be great.

“For me personally, of course it would be great for me to open my account at The Den after three goals away from home. I can’t wait to score in front of the home fans.”

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