Bristol City boss admits poor finishing cost team victory against Millwall
BRISTOL City boss Derek McInnes admitted poor finishing cost his team victory in last night's npower Championship clash against Millwall.
The Robins had to be content with a point from a 1-1 draw, but should have taken all three.
Albert Adomah and Steven Davies missed clear-cut chances to put City in front in the second half, leaving McInnes, pictured, to rue the ones that got away.
He said: "Millwall worked hard for their point, but we've missed two real opportunities in the second half.
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"Albert and Steven have shown a lot of quality throughout the game and have then missed chances from six or seven yards. Both will feel they were entitled to score from those chances. They were real opportunities and, had either of them gone in, it would have been a real jolt in the arm just when we needed it and we would have gone on to win the game."
Yet the night began well enough for City, who took the lead after 29 minutes through new signing Davies.
The former Derby County striker delivered his second goal in a Robins shirt, meeting a clearance from Lions keeper David Forde with a header that sailed in from 30 yards.
But City looked ill at ease at the back whenever the ball was played into their penalty area and their lead lasted just 10 minutes.
Bustling striker Darius Henderson met James Henry's searching centre with a free header to score a goal that is sure to spark an inquest into the home side's defending.
McInnes said: "I thought the centre-backs dealt with Millwall's straight-ball stuff superbly and credit to them for that. They were aggressive when they had to be.
"But we feel the problems come for us whenever the opposition are given an opportunity to get the ball in from wide areas. I think we're dropping too deep and look a wee bit vulnerable. We're being punished for that. They had two or three free headers in front of our goal and I feel we have to do better to stop the cross and then be brave to go and attack the ball if it does come in."
He added: "I thought we played some great football, moved the ball about well and took a deserved lead. But the goal we conceded affected us and gave them a lift. We'll take the point and look at where we can be better."