Millwall defender Shaun Hutchinson felt Tuesday night's battling 2-2 draw with Cardiff City was needed to banish the painful memory of Saturday's sickening defeat to Brentford.  

Tom Bradshaw’s double cancelled out Danny Ward and Junior Hoilett’’s efforts to make sure Adam Barrett’s time in charge didn’t end in defeat.

The result lifted Millwall up to 16th before Wednesday’s fixtures, but more importantly to Hutchinson got the weekend’s gut-wrenching 3-2 injury time defeat at Brentford out of their system.

“That was a tough one to take,” Hutchinson admitted.

“It hurt the squad really bad.

“It’s never nice to concede like that, we all let ourselves down but the positive is there’s a game around the corner to forget about it, but it was hard to take.

“I think we showed good character to come from behind twice as it’s never an easy fixture all things considered.

“But we kept our heads down all week, we know there was a lot of speculation but the boys handled themselves well, and put in another performance for Ads (Adam Barrett).”

Penalty Incident

New Lions boss Gary Rowett was in the directors box for the fixture before taking charge of his first game against Stoke City on Saturday. 

In the stands he would've witnessed the incident that led to Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock  call for a red card to be brandished to Murray Walker late on in the tie.

Warnock felt forward Gavin Whyte was unfairly tackled by Murray Walker when going through on goal, a claim Hutchinson understandably disagreed with.

“I think the ball’s skipped through, Murray (Wallace) has put his body in the way.

“It’s a hard one, Murray’s on half turn, the other guy’s sprinting and he’s put his body in the way and he’s gone down.

“I think that’s fine.

“If it was the other way around he (Warnock) wouldn’t be complaining.”

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