Here are five things we learned from Millwall's 3-2 defeat at Brentford.

Tom & Jed

They don’t get much ball but they are work horses.

I don’t have the stats but between them I think Eliud Kipchoge’s sub two-hour marathon time would be under threat such was the distance they covered.

Both deserved their goals, and neither deserved to be on a losing side.

Both are playing with confidence which is not something we’ve said an awful lot about Millwall forwards over the last 18-months.

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Game Management

Millwall lost, that’s a fact, they threw away a two-goal lead.

For 84 minutes they looked fantastic and thoroughly deserved their two-goal cushion.

With such a short time left, there’s no way they should be losing the fixture and you wonder exactly how that was done.

With a no nonsense defender like Alex Pearce on the bench, who is more than capable of seeing the game out, albeit not in a pretty manner, the Lions should’ve utilised him.

They didn’t and although there was an element of fortune over both goals to bring the game level, Millwall needed to be savvy, running the clock down, taking the sting out of the Bees comeback.

It’s a lesson learned, and a very harsh one.

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Adam Barrett

There’s no denying the disappointment, but for 84 minutes the caretaker manager got his tactics spot on.

That will frustrate the man who has now gone as second favourite in taking the role on a permanent basis.

Post-match he admitted it was a huge lesson learned, but as a manager you do put trust in the players on the pitch and with the number of leaders that were on the park inside the last six minutes, most would agree they had enough experience to see the game out.

Barrett spoke of the togetherness the staff, players and everyone else at the club have during the difficult time since Harris’ departure, you’d expect nothing less from a squad assembled by the former manager and Millwall legend though, and because of that it’d be a crying shame if Barrett wasn’t kept on in some capacity if he wasn’t given a shot at the top job.

Ben Thompson - Forward thinking

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The homegrown hero is getting forward more.

Under Neil Harris it was felt that Thompson was being asked to play a deeper role, more defensive, a shame for such a talented runner with the ball who loves to get forward.

Deploying Jayson Molumby and Shaun Williams at the base of the midfield it gives Thompson the opportunity to go looking for work.

Yes it was difficult against a Brentford side who are fantastic at keeping the ball, but there’s no doubt that against most teams in this division Thompson will cause problems.

Brentford Belief

They weren’t at their best but they pulled a rabbit out of the hat.

You can argue they were fortunate but in reality they created a dozen chances, and if it weren’t from a string of fine saves from Bialkowski they would’ve been 3-0 down by the break.

The way they play football they will give many ide’s from the top flight a real run for their money, but whether they have the squad depth, or the physicality to compete in a notoriously difficult Championship remains to be seen.