Date: 27th September 2015 at 7:22pm
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Manager Keith Hill has bemoaned avoidable errors for the three one loss on our trip to The Den yesterday.

Speaking to the Official Site in his post game press conference, Hill was far from happy with elements to our play especially as for him a lot of the errors were uncharacteristic from us – especially with the season we’ve had so far.

‘Individual mistakes represent a loss. They didn`t score the first goal, we conceded. It’s as simple as that – it`s elementary. We’re a passing side, but we’re a no risk passing side and that`s a big risk.’

Hill went on to say that having let them have the first goal, we gave ourselves a ‘mountain to climb’ against what is a good in form, confident side, and with their troubles on home soil – they were winless ahead of yesterday despite being unbeaten in three or four – the first goal really gave their fans a lift.

The response did please him inspite of that though, but then we threw it away again.

‘We gave ourselves a mountain to climb against Millwall. We gave a good team confidence, but we then arrest the situation by controlling possession. We get ourselves an equaliser and we’re going into three minutes prior to half time in a good shape, then it`s a catalogue of mistakes for the second goal. We`re trying to salvage something twice from a first half that possession wise belonged to us, but chance wise or mistake wise belonged to the opposition.’

Again the response at the half time break pleased him, and he felt we started the second period well, and with a positive mentality but again it’s the phrase ‘foot, shot ourselves in’ that the game will be remembered for.

‘We started the second half really well, really positively and there was a little bit of anxiety because they haven`t won at home up until today, and then we shoot ourselves in the foot again. But I have to look at the whole picture and elementary mistakes have cost us here today. We turned what is a good side who lack confidence into a side who have now got confidence. We can`t be that fall guy and we can`t be that charity. I think we did it a little bit last season in League One – we went to teams who hadn’t been playing particularly well, good teams who had a loss of confidence and we just buoyed them a little bit. I thought we had got away from that so I’m quite disappointed today.’

Despite all the negatives and frustration he felt from the game, Hill did know that the reaction we showed at times, plus the way we controlled possession are things he can hold onto that should point to the fact it was one of those days for us defensively where we didn’t have the rub of the green – but the proof of that pudding is how the players respond ahead of the next game and whether we see similar mistakes again or not.

‘I`m reasonably happy for a lot of the game where we controlled possession and we got possession, but the mistakes that we made will cost any team a game and I think that`s what has ultimately hurt us.’

Shrewsbury in midweek for the players to prove it was an off day.

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