Stand-in manager Adam Barrett was happy to put the frustration of Millwall’s 1-1 home draw as he assessed the bigger picture in a busy week for the Lions.

With Gary Rowett having tested positive for COVID, Barrett was on the touchline for Saturday’s draw with Barnsley, which saw an up and down performance from Millwall.

The Lions failed to make it three wins from three, starting slowly against the lowly Tykes. Barrett said, ‘We were disappointing first half, I thought we played into their hands.

‘They were very aggressive in the press and we turned the ball over too cheaply, so I was disappointed with that.’

Jake Cooper levelled on the stroke of half time after Alex Mowatt superb strike gave Barnsley the lead.

Barrett was happy with the improvement in the second half, which he believed was a ‘much better performance’.

He continued, ‘We played with a lot more purpose and created some good chances.

'Their keeper’s pulled a couple of great saves off. We’ve hit the post, hit the bar and just couldn’t quite find the winner.

‘The second half was frustrating because I thought we’d done enough to win the game.’

He didn’t feel that Rowett’s absence had too great an impact on the side but admitted it wasn’t an easy situation.

‘Obviously, it’s not ideal [when] your manager goes down with COVID. It’s been an unusual 24 hours.

‘The good thing is, with modern technology, you can still keep in contact and the gaffer was able to do his meeting via video.

‘It is what it is. We’ve got some great staff here, great people and we all pull together and everyone works together to do the best.

‘He’s feeling ok and we wish him a speedy recovery. Hopefully, he’s back in the dugout soon.’

Disappointment reigned overall. Jack Walton’s late heroics kept Barnsley level but Barrett gave his assessment of a busy week.

‘It’s been a big week. Seven points from the three games, we’re delighted with that, a great return.

'You can’t get greedy. We’re delighted with the week that we’ve had, and we’ll move on from there now.’