Millwall and Sheffield Wednesday played out a 0-0 draw in a game of few chances, quality and entertainment at The Den.

Neil Harris’ men, with possibly half an eye on Saturday’s FA Cup fifth round tie at Wimbledon looked a side void of ideas as they eek their way away from the bottom three.

In a game of little endeavour, the Lions were nearly made to pay on the final whistle as Wednesday’s Steven Fletcher saw his effort blaze agonisingly over to the relief of the home support.

One reason for the dull affair could be referee Tim Robinson's bamboozling decision to allow both teams to wear blue which provided a coincidental alibi for a forgettable match.

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The opening half was a 45 that neither side would’ve been pleased with.

Aiden O’Brien and Jed Wallace the only sprinkling of quality on a half that provided very little in terms of goal threat, and even they were guilty of wasting possession.

Attacking predominantly down the right through Mahlon Romeo and Wallace they created an opening only to see Lee Gregory and Ben Marshall’s efforts blocked by a stubborn Steve Bruce defence.

The only moment Westwood was called into action was to parry a 30-yard Wallace free-kick on 33minutes, and despite the home side growing into the game he remained a spectator for the remainder of the half.

Wednesday introduced George Boyd at the break and it nearly paid dividends instantly.

The former Hull City man created the opening for Lucas Joao only to see his swerving effort saved by Archer between he sticks.

Boyd was the wake-up call the Lions needed.

O’Brien, playing just behind the relentless Gregory, almost gave Harris’ men the lead they probably deserved.

His header from a Wallace cross was held by Westwood before the keeper produced a sublime one handed save from his 12-yard effort moments later.

On 77 minutes substitute Steve Morison saw his effort skew horribly wide when bearing down on goal, before he nearly made amends by cushioning a header to Marshall whose header from close range was cleared off the line.

As the clock headed towards 90 it's Harris’ Millwall who were happy with a point as Fletcher's last gasp effort flew wide with the last kick of the game.

With four fixtures in the next 13 days, and on the back of no wins in four league outings, defeat was not an option for Millwall who know they’ll need to improve if they are to avoid slipping down the table as they remain in 20th, five points clear of the drop.

Millwall will now turn their attentions to Saturday’s FA Cup fifth round tie at AFC Wimbledon.