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The manager on Blackburn test

Hear from Gary Rowett...

14 August 2021

Millwall boss Gary Rowett expressed his disappointment at not gaining all three points against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday afternoon.

Jed Wallace gave The Lions the lead midway through the second-half, but Ben Brereton Diaz equalised shortly after to ensure a share of the spoils.

"I'm really disappointed," he told millwallfc.co.uk. "I think they've had one shot on goal in the whole game. It's a Blackburn team with a lot of good individuals who can open the game up.

"I thought we were by far the better team. Could we maybe have created a few more opportunities? Of course. But they blocked the game up well with their shape and played with good quality when they got into areas.

"Once we scored the goal - which is an excellent goal with a great ball from Dan Ballard and Scotty, who shows composure to fire the ball into the box which Jed finishes off. I thought it was completely deserved.

"The disappointing thing for me is that we concede from a free-kick and we haven't done our jobs. That one moment costs you a chance of winning the game."

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