Date: 14th August 2017 at 6:07pm
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Conor McLaughlin has said that home form will be ‘massive’ for Millwall in 2017/18 and he’s called on the squad to learn the lessons from the Bolton Wanderers draw.

With manager Neil Harris speaking of his delight at the performance, but not at the fact we didn’t win the game our summer signing was meeting with the media on Monday to preview tonight’s clash against Ipswich Town.

We of course host them at The Den and McLaughlin told the official site that with just four league losses last season on home soil, we had to do all we could to replicate that this year.

‘Our home form will be massive this year. I’m sure if you ask any player coming away from The Den whether they enjoyed it or not, they’ll say no. We have to play on that and play the way they expect us to. We did mix it up at times against Bolton, which caused them problems. We had to play a little bit more football due to their size and physicality. We all thought we should’ve won the game. We had more chances than Bolton, albeit probably not as many as at Nottingham Forest, but we had the same sort of feeling after.’

McLaughlin went on to say about the last game that although the disappointment was clear, he knew there were plenty of positives that could be taken from the game.

‘We’re disappointed, but we can take encouragement from the performances. If we keep playing like that, the results will come.’

He went on to add.

‘We had a couple of attacks where we could’ve got a second – that would’ve been game over, because they didn’t have many chances. The free-kick for the equaliser was a sucker-punch, but we kept going and tried to win the game. There’s going to be disappointing moments like that throughout the season, but we just have to get through them. We know we’ve played well in the last two games. It’s disappointing not to have the points to reflect that, but we have to take confidence from it and not get too down. We’ll learn our lessons and take them into Tuesday, where hopefully we’ll get the three points.’

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