Bolton were much improved on Saturday but it still wasn’t good enough for a win as a late equaliser denied us all three points at Millwall.
Wanderers made tweaks yet again as Mark Beevers and David Wheater were reunited at the back, while Marc Wilson was deployed as a defensive midfielder behind Joe Williams and Jason Lowe, while Josh Magennis started up front. The start was positive and we would have been ahead in most cases, however, Jordan Archer, ironically the replacement for Ben Amos, made a superb save.
We wouldn’t have to wait longer for that elusive goal though, Mark Beevers’ header teasingly went in off the woodwork but suddenly Bolton had scored. Bolton were leading.
Old habits crept in during the second half, as Millwall dominated possession, and when we couldn’t clear our lines in the last 10 minutes substitute Jiri Skalak levelled and from there the hosts looked more likely to win it. But we were better than we had been, arguably we could have been two or three up were it not for Archer, but we didn’t do that. The midfield looked a lot better than it has recently and it might be a combination we should keep looking at.
The match was also a referee-killer, with Tony Harrington, originally billed, unable to take charge of the game. Lee Swabey came in, but he couldn’t last the match, which ended up with the unusual sight of a Millwall fan running the line. He did just a good a job as any of the ones we usually get. He probably did better in fact…