Gary Rowett unhappy at Millwall’s ‘sloppy’ defending at Hull City – South London News

Gary Rowett felt his Millwall side conceded “sloppy goals” in their 2-1 defeat at Hull City today.

Ryan Longman’s second-half strike won the game for the Tigers after Tom Bradshaw had levelled the contest just before half-time.

“It was an incredibly disappointing afternoon,” said Rowett. “It was always going to be a difficult one, difficult conditions to play in the wind. We spoke after the Bournemouth match that it’s all about us putting the same amount of energy and effort into the game.

“I was really disappointed with the manner of the goals we conceded. We’ve got into a habit of conceding really sloppy goals. First one is a cross in the box, we spoke about Honeyman’s late runs and we didn’t track him.

“We score a very good goal ourselves. A striker coming off and then another runner from deep going in behind, we felt we could hurt them with that. I was disappointed to go in at half-time 1-1 but I’ll accept that.

“We had a lot of control and possession but we concede another really stupid goal. It’s a really poor goal from our perspective. It’s a set-piece, it gets cleared and we leave three Hull players. We have to have a better mentality than that if we’re going to come away and win games of football.

“After that we created some good opportunities, some good moments but couldn’t find that quality. Hull hung on for their lives and defended pretty well. It’s incredibly frustrating. We have too many inconsistencies about our play at the moment and that’s stopping us taking that next step.”

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