Before the match, Millwall fans would have taken the 2-2 draw away at Swindon on Saturday given that the Wiltshire side had won all four of their previous matches.
But after the Lions went 2-0 up after just 11 minutes and having conceded the equaliser in the 94th minute, it felt like a real kick in the teeth not to get the win.
Sadly the referee, Kevin Wright had a lot to answer for. Our manager Neil Harris highlighted the 17-4 foul count against us.
If we had only have won the match we would have only been four points behind the automatic promotion places with 10 matches to go. We’re still in the hunt for automatic promotion given the number of matches left, but play-offs do look more likely at this stage.
How we cope with losing wing loanee Jed Wallace back to his parent club Wolves in five matches’ time will go a long way to decide our fate this season – set up the first goal against the Robins for Lee Gregory with a good cross.
Wallace has been a real threat for us, getting early crosses into the danger area that Lee Gregory in particular and strike partner Steve Morison have fed off. We can score plenty of goals with those front three but take Wallace out and suddenly we look less dangerous.
That will be a time for either Fred Onyedinma or Aiden O’Brien to step up. After starting the season well, they have both been disappointing lately. Another idea is to play either of the right-backs, Mahlon Romeo or Carlos Edwards on the wing as both get forward and might put in better crosses than Onyedinma or O’Brien.
Saturday’s match is against Sheffield United who are comfortably the biggest club in the division. We sit seven points above The Blades having outperformed them this season. Hopefully they will bring a decent following to The Den to create an atmosphere that will spur on our supporters as the team tend to perform better with a vocal crowd behind us.
Goalkeeper Jordan Archer was rewarded for his continued great form when he won the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month Award for February. Archer’s form will continue to be vitally important for us for the remainder of the season.
Ian Toal is a committee member at Millwall Supporters Club