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Both teams managed to produce enough chances to score so you would say the result was fair.

Pep Clotet.

Pep Clotet's thoughts after seeing his Blues side claim a point against The Lions with a late equaliser at the St. Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium.

Pep Clotet on whether he thought a draw was a fair result...
"Both teams managed to produce enough chances to score so you would say the result was fair. I think we were unlucky the referee could not see two clear penalties, which would have changed the game - but don’t take that as an excuse. When Millwall scored the goal, the game became very difficult, we knew we had to go for it and leave spaces on the break. But we did it, we found our way into the box with clarity but unfortunately, we only scored one. I want to praise the side and the players’ effort coming back into a very difficult game, I want to remind the players as well that Millwall had the same lead at Swansea, but Swansea found it impossible to get back into the game."

Asked for an update on Marc Roberts who was stretchered off early in the game...
“It doesn’t look good, but it is too early to assess, we will be able to assess it in a couple of days when the injury settles down. It is painful at the minute, I have been with him now, he twisted and landed on his ankle, that is not a good sign. We will able to say in a couple of days but probably he will have to have some treatment. I don’t think it is going to be something that is recovered in a few days.”

His thoughts on the penalty claims that Blues had...
"The one on Jude I am not sure, but from the response of the Millwall player he straight away puts his hands up and that is normally a sign there was contact - but that’s psychological. The one on Alvaro is very clear - there is a shirt pull, it’s a penalty and a red card. And the one on Jake again is the same situation, he is pulled by the shirt in the box. But the referee didn’t see it, they are human and it’s not easy. I have to say that it was not easy for the ref today to catch all those little things because it was a tight game, Millwall because they put a lot of men behind the ball it’s difficult to see those details. Apart from those things the ref managed to control the game."

Asked if he was disappointed with his side's finishing...
"Yes, but this is about keep creating chances, we knew every chance you create against Millwall when they are winning is like five chances against another side because they are so difficult to unlock their defence. Some of the chances were clear, we need to be demanding on ourselves to make sure we score those chances because they are the ones you need to score to get the team to the next level."

On Connal Trueman's fine goalkeeping display for Blues...
"Superb, I think it is the best game he has played in my opinion. I think he has been growing a lot since Huddersfield, Sheffield was very good as well, I think today he managed to be very comfortable. His first game this season at St. Andrew’s, he could be a little bit nervous, but I think he played very, very well. There are a few details he works on a lot to improve but he is another young player with a bright future ahead of him - and another player we can feel proud we developed. The fans took to him today too. Absolutely, he is a very grounded player - at the end of the day the confidence comes from knowing you are doing a good job and after those saves and having the recognition of the fans and knowing they are feeling secure with him in goal will boost him a lot."

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