Gary Rowett admitted that his side lacked the quality needed from a top side in their stalemate against Birmingham.

Millwall had the better chances, whiles Birmingham had a goal ruled out in a game of few
opportunities. The draw leaves Millwall 6 points off the playoffs.

Rowett was mostly happy with his side’s performance: “I felt, for the first 25, 30 minutes we made some things happen in the 5-2-3 formation.

"We looked fairly comfortable, we got in some good positions and we worked Camp a couple of times, but not enough.”

But the Millwall manager admitted: “It’s just that final ball, that final bit of quality.

“I thought we lacked composure the last 15 minutes of the first half, we started to get a little bit frantic.

"We tried to force the ball long rather than settle and play with a bit of composure.

“Second half, we started to play with a bit more composure.

“We started to get down the sides, the likes of Jed [Wallace] and Mahlon [Romeo] stared to combine really well and we got into some good positions and just couldn’t find that final bit of quality.

“We’ve changed systems twice in the game, we’ve thrown more forwards on, we’ve tried to do
everything we could to win the game.

“Sometimes games like this are just decided by one bit of quality, I think we just couldn’t find that bit of quality.

“Again, Camp’s made two or three good saves second half, but I’d like us to work him a little more than that.”

Rowett was obviously left frustrated by his side’s lack of killer instinct but he is struggling to find an attacking solution.

He said: “I don’t think we could have done much more.

“We’re trying, we’re trying to create chances, we’re trying to create opportunities and sometimes it’s just that final bit of composure that defines that top six, top ten positions in this division.

“The key for us is that we are desperately trying to win games, we are trying to do everything we can to win games.

"I felt Birmingham defended very well, particularly in the box.

“A side like Birmingham comes and makes it difficult.

“They drop in and defend with a lot of bodies and we’ve had to deal with about 50 long throws in the box, they were really direct from those situations and they’re difficult to play against.”