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Nugent reviews PDL loss

Read from the Under 23s boss...

8 February 2022

Kevin Nugent summarised a "tough game" when speaking to after The Lions' 2-0 Under 23s defeat to Ipswich Town in the Professional Development League on Tuesday afternoon.

Millwall played most of the second-half with 10 men at Calmont Road after Tyrese Briscoe was shown a straight red card, with The Tractor Boys' second goal coming with the last kick of the game.

"It was a tough game - conditions weren't good, neither were the pitch or the ball," Nugent said. "We said at half-time that it was a game where you need to find a way not to lose it. The sending off didn't help us, but it boils down to conceding a poor goal again.

"After we go 1-0 down, we wanted to stay in the game, be patient and wait to create a chance. With the second goal, we've put everyone in the box and they've countered us and scored. We can't complain with that one - we were really going for it and there wasn't even a chance to kick-off afterwards."

One positive from the afternoon was the comeback of Daniel Ballard, who played the first-half.

"It was great to have Dan involved today. He's had 45 minutes for us now and his performance and attitude was spot on. It was good to see him back."

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