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Lomas frustrated by Millwall's wastefulness in Huddersfield loss
STEVE Lomas was left to rue yet more missed chances as Millwall’s goal drought continued in today’s 1-0 home defeat to Huddersfield.
Lomas has yet to see his side score in the Championship since replacing Kenny Jackett in the summer and the Lions now find themselves rock bottom of the table, the only club in the division without a point or a goal from three games.
James Vaughan’s 57th minute winner was the difference between the two sides today as Huddersfield returned north with all three points in the bag.
But the rookie Den boss felt it would have been a very different outcome had his squad made the most of the numerous opportunities which fell their way.
Lomas said: “I thought that was the best we’ve played this season.
“We had a good week’s training and the lads tried to implement what we did.
“We started on the front foot, had Huddersfield camped in and in all of the game we’ve had about eight decent chances.
“You’ve got to convert one of them, but to concede another sloppy goal from a set play is bitterly disappointing.
“Whenever you don’t get that first goal it puts you on the back foot but you look at it with 12 corners, eight great chances - that is the disappointing thing.
“I thought the performance was decent and the lads gave everything.”
Huddersfield’s winner came after Shane Lowry had hit a poor back-pass to Stephen Bywater, who had to put it behind for a corner from which Vaughan headed home.
But it wasn’t just Lowry’s contribution in the incident which annoyed the gaffer.
Lomas explained: “It was a sloppy back-pass but even after that you can’t have a free header from five yards inside your box, you’ve got to do your jobs and we didn’t do that.
“That’s three very sloppy goals (including the two own goals at Ipswich).
“I’m just bitterly disappointed for the fans who turned up and supported the team right the way through and didn’t have anything to cheer about.
“But I’d be even more worried if we weren’t creating chances, at least we are getting in there and making opportunities.
“If you look at the stats we were the better team, it’s as simple as that there but stats don’t win you games.
“You’ve got to take opportunities when they keep coming along and we had some really good situations today. That’s what is disappointing.
“If we put in the performance levels that we did today then we will be OK.
“I said to the lads I would be worried if we weren’t creating chances but in the last three games we’ve probably had about 16 or 17 chances.
“You’ve got to get ration of conversions a bit better than none in 16.”
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