Millwall could only manage a point against ten man Brentford on Good Friday.

Lee Gregory scored first for the hosts before a Joshua Da Siliva wonder strike cancelled it out before captain Henrik Dalsgaard was given his marching orders after denying Ben Thompson a goal scoring opportunity.

Here is Five Things we Learned…

Ben Thompson The Difference

Ben Thompson has been a revelation since arriving back his loan at Portsmouth and it was no different against the Bees. Deployed in his new central attacking role, Thompson was finding space in-between Brentford’s midfield and defence linking up Millwall’s play.

The midfielder looked close to adding to his four goals when a Jed Wallace pass set Thompson away on the counter before he was brought down by Henrik Dalsgaard which brought an end to both players afternoons.

Thompson’s injury turned the game on its head for the Lions. They were forced to revert back to their infamous 4-4-2 formation which brought an end to their free-flowing football that Thompson was at the Centre of.

The question is, would have Millwall found a winner against a ten man Brentford with Thompson on the pitch? Who knows. What matters is he is a major doubt for Aston Villa on Monday and it could prove vital in the Lion’s relegation scrap.

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Ryan Leonard’s Form

Thompson’s midfield partner and Millwall’s record signing, on the other hand, is struggling to find form. Ryan Leonard had a promising start to his Millwall career after signing from Sheffield United in the Summer.

His debut against Leeds witnessed his long throw and tenacious style of play become a hit with the Lions but in recent weeks the ex-Southend star is failing to reach a level that is expected of him.

Against Brentford, Leonard was dispossessed one too many times, and his game was epitomised when his shot from 25 yards was so wayward a few in the East stand believed it went out for a throw.

The midfielder has a lot to do to live up to his transfer fee, however, the Lions faithful have seen his capabilities and may just need to be patient for him to rediscover his form.

Point Gained Rather Than Two Lost

Just like with the points picked up against QPR and Sheffield United, the draw is has turned out to be a positive rather than a negative.

Being the early kickoff, Millwall’s fate hung in the balance as the rest of the league kick-started their Good Friday fixtures just as the Lions has just finished. Luckily, Swansea ended up making Millwall’s point against Brentford one gained rather than two lost as they managed to beat the Millers 4-3 to extend the gap between them and the Lion’s to three points.

However, Reading also managed to pick up a point away at Bristol City, while Wigan did the unthinkable and managed to get a victory with only ten men at Elland Road. It is going to be a nail-biting scrap at the bottom of the table, one that might just go down to the very wire if Millwall keep failing to capitalise on their home advantage.

Lions Fail to Capitalise against Ten Men…Again.

With Daalsgard sending off happening the 35th minute, everyone in the ground expected Millwall to get that all-important winner in the second half. However, despite their efforts, the Lion’s failed to execute their chances in the final third.

They bombarded Brentford but created nothing clear cut despite having the extra man. This is not the first time that Millwall have failed to capitalise on ten men at home. Swansea managed to get three points at The Den despite having a man sent off in the 5th minute, leading many to deliberate on the reasons behind such failures.

Is it a tactical problem or a lack of execution in the final third? It is probably both, yet nevertheless, it is a problem which Harris needs to address.

Brentford A Force

Neil Harris said he expected Brentford to come and play like Brazil post-match and it takes quality for the Millwall manager to make those assumptions. Despite having a mid-season slump, there is no denying that Brentford have a quality side.

Even if they lose their top soccer, Neal Maupay in the summer, you can expect them to probably be up there challenging at the right end of the table. In Thomas Frank, they have a manager who looks like he has what it takes them to the top.