Hulse: Millwall have to stay positive after Blackpool defeat

© Alan Stanford
© Alan Stanford

ROB Hulse believes Millwall will “win more games than they lose” if they continue to play like they did against Blackpool on Saturday.

The Lions were defeated by Nathan Delfouneso’s stoppage-time goal at Bloomfield Road despite producing their best performance of recent weeks.

They were on course for victory after James Henry scored direct from a corner but Liverpool target Thomas Ince hauled the Seasiders level on the hour mark.

Hulse, who had already been denied twice by the woodwork in the first-half, then saw goalkeeper Mark Halstead parry his goal-bound effort within minutes of the restart.

And the QPR loanee admitted Delfouneso’s late winner for the Tangerines had been a real sucker punch. He said: “We were all gutted in the dressing room after the game.

“I thought we played well but were just a bit unlucky on the day. We’ve got to take our chances and start keeping clean sheets. I had a chance after they equalised but the ‘keeper made a good save.

“We hit the post once and the bar twice so it just wasn’t our day. But we take a lot of positives from the game – we created lots of chances and I would be more worried if we weren’t creating anything.

“We’ve got to keep our heads up because if we play like that, we will win more games than we lose.”

Millwall slipped down to 12th in the Championship table after their fourth consecutive defeat and hopes of a play-off push are fading fast.

Hulse said: “We will go away, work on a few things and get ready for next week. In this division, you can quite easily have four straight defeats and then go and win six in a row.

“Everyone’s talking about the play-offs and stuff like that, but we just need a win to get rolling again. It’s still early days really, there’s a lot of football left to be played.”