Date: 15th September 2013 at 8:17pm
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Steve Lomas has admitted that the buck stops with him following the 5-1 thrashing from Derby County.

Speaking to the press following the game, which obviously hasn’t left fans feeling that happy, Lomas said that as he was the boss, the buck has to stop with him but he’s not going to shirk any responsibility or overly look for excuses, as he understands the fans anger at our results because he shares that anger, he wants to be a success here and he knows that at the end of the day, his job is at risk if he can’t turn things around.

‘You’re always worried about your job when you are not winning matches, now we just have to stick together, we have a game against Blackpool on Tuesday, and we need to come and respond. We want to get back on track as quickly as possible.’

Lomas adds that if he was a fan he wouldn’t be happy either, and he understands that fans will vent chants in his direction because like him, he knows the fans want to see Millwall winning games and being successful.

Lomas adds that he believes it was a harsh sending off for Shane Lowry, and ultimately with how the players turned nervous after going behind anyway and some would say crumbled, he knows it certainly didn’t help our chances of getting back into the game.

Lomas has contacted referee Keith Stroud and asked him to look at the incident and he’s hoping he’ll see a bit of common sense as it was an unfortunately clash as opposed to anything malicious, so possibly a yellow card may have been more appropriate in the manager’s eyes.

Skipper Danny Shittu has also taken to the official site to discuss the game, and he pulled no punches in admitting that the performance was simply not what fans should expect from a Millwall team, and he said everybody at the club, players through to staff were all desperately deflated following the final whistle and they all left hurting.

‘We’ve already had a long chat, we’ll be in on Sunday and Monday, working to put right the things that went wrong.’

Shittu says the players will pick themselves up though as they can’t feel sorry for themselves with the Blackpool game on the horizon, as they have to approach that fresh and get the right result to show we can put this behind us.

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