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Lions striker disappointed with Blackburn miss
MILLWALL forward Rob Hulse revealed how disappointed he was at missing the best chance of the game yesterday against Blackburn at the Den.
The Lions were held to a goalless draw by their fellow Championship side in the FA Cup quarter-final and will now travel to Ewood Park on Wednesday night for the replay.
Hulse skied a gilt-edged chance from six yards to book Millwall’s place at Wembley, but the on-loan QPR striker is taking the positives from the game.
“I was really disappointed with the chance,” he said.
“It was a great ball in from Andy Keogh and it was just on the rise and I didn’t get over it - very disappointing.
“But we’ve kept a clean sheet and live to fight another day.
“We have to take the positives and move on.”
Millwall kept their first clean sheet since the previous round of the FA Cup at Luton and Hulse believes the Lions can build on their clean sheet against a Rovers strike-force which cost in excess of £12m in the summer.
“As a team we’ve not kept clean sheets,” he said.
“If we can do that we will always create chances.
“We are really pleased with that and want to push on now.”
The replay will take place on Wednesday night at Ewood Park and will once again be shown live on ESPN with a semi-final clash against Premier League Wigan awaiting the victor.
Both Millwall and Rovers will fancy their chances of making it all the way to the final now and the replay looks set to have the same combination of commitment and nerves as yesterday’s game.
“There was a lot of passion,” said Hulse.
“We showed we wanted to win out there, they did the same.
“It was two teams going at it, a proper cup tie really.
“We would expect a similar sort of game at Ewood Park.”
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