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Nugent pleased with performance on the road

The Under 23s boss on Monday's draw...

23 March 2021

Kevin Nugent praised a "really competitive" game as Millwall's Under 23s drew 1-1 with Nottingham Forest on Monday night.

Tyler Burey gave The Lions the lead at Notts County's Meadow Lane in the Professional Development League, but Julian Larsson's penalty-kick in first-half stoppage-time ensured a share of the spoils.

Speaking to, Nugent explained how his side showed "good character" to claim a point against The Tricky Trees.

"It was a really competitive game from both sides," he said. "They were on top in the first part of the game, but then we grew into it and had a couple of opportunities before scoring with a good goal from Tyler.

"Just before half-time, they won a slightly dubious penalty and then were on top after the break, but again, we grew into things and possibly could have nicked it at the end.

"I thought a draw was a fair result, though. The lads showed really good character after conceding right before half-time."

Nugent was able to welcome back Junior Tiensia and Hayden Muller for the trip, whilst Connor Mahoney played 45 minutes on his return from injury.

The Under 23s are without a win in nine matches, but recent performances, coupled with a strengthening squad, have given the manager a positive outlook going forward.

"We picked up a few injuries along the way and had to change shape a couple of times, so overall it was a pleasing performance.

"We had a bit of a dip in form prior to the last two games, but I feel like we're getting back into things now and producing some good performances. We've just got to start turning them into wins and points."

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