Millwall will be looking to make amends for their 2-0 defeat by West Brom on Sunday and get their play-off hopes back on track when they welcome Fulham to The Den on Wednesday evening says Shaun Williams.

The Lions fell to Filip Kroninovic and Dara O’Shea strikes at the end of each half in a game the midfielder admits they failed to get going.

While victory sent Slaven Bilic’s men four points clear at the top, defeat leaves Gary Rowett’s side tenth in the Championship, five points behind sixth placed Preston who they travel to on the weekend.

“We’ve got to dust ourselves down and not dwell on it,” Williams said.

“We didn’t help ourselves, we made sloppy errors, but they showed their quality with their first goal and probably could’ve had some more as well.

“They’re confident and top of the league for a reason, we got punished.

“I don’t think we gave a good account of ourselves compared to our normal standard, for some reason we didn’t have a go.

“We need to get back to basics and put in a good performance (against Fulham)."

News Shopper: Dara O'Shea celebrates netting West Brom's secondDara O'Shea celebrates netting West Brom's second

Under the Weather?

On a day when multiple sporting events across the country was postponed due to the effects of Storm Ciara, play in South Bermondsey went ahead but the weather undoubtedly took its toll on the quality of proceedings at The Den.

“As soon as we came out for the warm-up it was hectic,” Williams added.

“But it’s hectic for both teams and they obviously played the conditions better than we did.

“We were sloppy with the ball”


Millwall’s mid-table standing, and apparent safety from a relegation scrap, may have already surpassed many people’s expectations this season but Williams says they won’t be taking their foot off the gas anytime soon, especially when there’s an outside chance of gate-crashing the play-of places.

“Everyone is hungry to succeed,” said the man who’s signed a deal keeping him at Millwall until the end of next season.

“We aren’t looking to settle with what we have, we are looking at pushing on and take each game as it comes.”

That next game is Fulham on Wednesday, who ran out comfortable 4-0 winners at Craven Cottage when the sides met earlier in the season.