GARY Rowett has admitted the defeat to Nottingham Forest was a "bitter pill to swallow" as they conceded in the final minutes of the match.

Millwall lost to the visitors as Lewis Grabban poked in the winner in the last moments of the game.

The game had been one of the most exciting contests despite the last of goals during the match.

Forest had dominated much of the game, but the Lions had certainly created enough chances to win the match but were foiled by goalkeeper Brice Samba on multiple occasions.

Frustrated boss Gary Rowett said: “It’s a bitter pill to swallow, but that’s Championship football. The game becomes end-to-end, and you’ve got to take your chances.

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“What you can’t do is make silly decisions. It’s just little moments we perhaps need to manage a bit better and whether that’s the individual player that’s doing it or other players around, it’s just saying ‘wait’.

“I appreciate we want to win the game but there has to be a relevant chance of winning in that moment – otherwise you see what happens.

“We started the first half in the ascendancy – we were the better team and had good chances early on and their keeper has made a couple of really good saves.

“I thought it was a good, entertaining game where both teams were trying to win. It’s a real disappointment because you work hard all season.

“We’ve played really well recently and it was another strong home performance, with lots of positives. But when you lose a game in the 92nd minute, it just feels like a bitter blow.”