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Mills' Charlton reaction

Posted: Sat 19 Apr 2014
Author: @OfficialBWFC

Defender speaks following the Whites' draw with Charlton Athletic on Good Friday

Matt Mills believes Wanderers were unfortunate not to take all three points in Friday’s clash with Charlton Athletic.

In a game of chances for both sides, Mills himself was denied what seemed a certain goal courtesy of an acrobatic clearance off the line from Diego Poyet.

A closely fought contest, the centre half admitted that the Whites were ultimately disappointed not to leave the capital with a fourth consecutive victory under their belts.

“Charlton are fighting for their lives given their league position right now and we had to withstand a bit of pressure from them, but I felt we had the better chances to win the game,” he said following the final whistle.

“My header was very close to being over the line which would have been nice but it wasn’t to be - saying that, I thought we looked the stronger team towards the end of the game.

“The Championship season is tough and we’re very fortunate that we’ve got a very good squad. Defensively this year, we’ve had a few pairings at the back but they’ve all done well, regardless of who’s been working together.

“The fact that they can do that is a credit to them as players and also the management staff and how much work they’ve done with us.”

He continued: “I didn’t feel that they ever really troubled us – they had a fair bit of possession, but that was part of our game to draw them onto us and hit them on the counter attack.

“Neil Danns had the perfect opportunity to win us the game late on, but unfortunately it wasn’t to be – if he’d scored that though, it would’ve been the perfect away day.”

With a clash against soon to be promoted Leicester City next on the agenda for Wanderers, Mills reiterated the team’s desire to finish the campaign on a high.

“Whenever you take to the pitch you want to win, be that against the bottom or the top of the league and that will be the same when we take on Leicester on Tuesday night.

“The manager has made a point that he wants us to finish as strongly as possible, especially at home in front of our own fans so hopefully we can do that against Leicester.”

Highlights of Wanderers' clash with Charlton are available below,