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Forde: We deserved QPR point
MILLWALL keeper David Forde felt his side fully deserved a share of the spoils from Saturday’s 2-2 draw with QPR.
The Hoops led twice through Niko Kranjcar and Charlie Austin, but Millwall’s determination paid off as Scott McDonald and Jermaine Easter drew them level.
The latter may have stolen the headlines with his last-gasp injury time strike, but Forde felt The Den faithful deserved their share of the plaudits.
He said: “We showed huge character again at home whereas in the past six, eight or 12 months we’ve struggled at home.
“We’re starting to show again we can turn The Den into a real fortress and get the place rocking and that’s what we’ve done again today.
“I think the fans were top drawer.
“When they get right behind us, they see what it can do.
“A packed house here at The Den against top-of-the-table in a London derby and we always seem to do well.
“It’s the other teams on a quiet night at The Den when there’s eight, nine or ten thousand that sometimes we struggle.”
QPR’s midfield dominated the match at times, with Kranjcar and Junior Hoilett’s Premier League experience clear for everybody to see.
But Millwall, with their new sense of fight and belief, never gave up and Forde admitted he likes what Steve Lomas is trying to do with the club.
The keeper explained: “We’re trying to do the right things, we’re trying to get the ball down and we’re trying to get playing.
“It’s a different formation as well, so it’s still relatively new and the manager’s still trying to get his ideas across.
“There’s a lot of new players and they’re still getting into the Millwall way and the Millwall mentality and the way things work down here.
“It’s still a bit transitional at the moment but we're on the right tracks, we’re not far away.
“We showed real guts and belief that we could go and get a second and I always felt we could go and get a second goal and that was certainly the case.
“It was a fantastic finish from Jermaine and that will give us belief going into the next round of games.”
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