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Millwall ace keeps feet on ground after Royals equaliser
DESPITE scoring the late stoppage time penalty which earned Millwall a point at Reading on Saturday, fearless Liam Trotter is remaining cautious about their apparent good form.
The late strike by the 25-year-old was no more than his side deserved after competing with and bettering their glamorous opponents for much of the match.
His effort sent 1,000 travelling fans into raptures and means the Lions have secured back-to-back draws against teams who played in the Premier League last year after QPR were held the previous week.
Many would see this run against high calibre opposition as a sign the Lions have turned a corner, but Trotter disagrees.
He said: “Look, it’s a long season, things will come together and then fall apart and you have to build again.
“We thought it was coming together when we won three games on the bounce and then we conceded nine goals in a week before the previous game.
“It is about keeping a level head and doing the right things on a consistent basis.
“If you do that you come away with more points.”
However, Trotter did admit the Reading game could be used as a barometer to show how Steve Lomas’ side is packed with quality.
To a man they played well against Reading, with keeper David Forde, Nicky Bailey and Martyn Waghorn impressing in particular.
His comments also echoed those of manager Steve Lomas, who claimed it was his side’s best performance of the season.
Trotter said: “I think we played well in terms of football, we passed the ball better than Reading and people wouldn’t have believed we could do that.
“It shows we have a lot of quality in the team and it is about bringing that quality out.
“Sometimes you get a last minute equaliser and you are just grateful you got the point, but today we were arguably the better team for a lot of the game.
“We grew into this game.
“Most teams start the game direct, for us we need to realise we can actually play from as early as possible.”
Millwall captain Paul Robinson was more upbeat and willing to commit to the theory that the Lions have turned a corner.
Both his and Trotter’s opinions will be tested to their limits this weekend when they line out against league leaders Burnley.
The Lancashire outfit have amassed 32 points this season compared to the Lion’s 13 and on paper it would seem too tall a task.
But based on current form, Robinson disagrees.
He said: “We have just all said amongst ourselves that we need to take belief from those results and the performances and show we can push on to good things this year and compete with anyone.”
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