Gary Rowett: Lions striker Tom Bradshaw’s goal is reward for his hard work

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Gary Rowett reckons Tom Bradshaw’s goal in today’s 1-0 win at Derby was the rewards for his graft in a Millwall shirt.

The forward had not netted since the end of October but struck in the first period at Pride Park – latching on to Shaun Hutchinson’s lofted ball to fire beyond County keeper Ben Hamer.

Lions boss Rowett said: “We’ve said to him to be a little bit more of a threat – he’s learning the system as well as the other players.

“It’s a little bit difficult as that striker, although he’s got two supporting him, to get into the right areas. He took it well. Great touch – the header has just taken it across the defender,  it’s that little bit of opening the space and a brilliant finish.

“I’m pleased for Bradders – he has deserved that for all his hard work.

“I felt if our final pass had been better we’d have had more opportunities today. It just wasn’t quite there.”

PICTURE BY BRIAN TONKS

 

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