Lions boss Gary Rowett continued his impressive start at the London club with just two defeats now in 14 league games after a har fought 0-0 draw at Stoke. 

Millwall finished the encounterat Rowett's former side with ten men after Shaun Williams saw red with five minutes to go when he clattered into defender Liam Lindsay

The Lions however missed the chance to put away the lowly Potters and jump into the coveted play-off spots, remaining in secenth, one poit behind the top six. 

"It was a difficult game, a poor game in terms of a spectacle," Rowett said.

"That's what the Championship is like sometimes, the wind swirls around this stadium and makes it so difficult.

"First half we probably tried to over-play to get into the positions we wanted to.

"Stoke were probably more direct than we had expected to get into the positions they wanted to.

"Second half was probably the opposite, we then become direct because we're not making the extra pass, and Stoke started to get a little bit more control of the ball.

"I'd like to see us use the ball better but what we have got is incredible spirit and determination to get results. We've had some difficult games.

"When we came in it was a challenge to try to improve the away form.

"I think we've certainly gone a long way to doing that.

"Today's game was tough, certainly one that I'm not going to particularly relish watching back.

"I'm not just saying this now but I haven't seen the incident [Williams' tackle] again.

"You know with the momentum of the challenge and the fact that everyone rushes towards the player, the crowd get animated, it's going to be one that could possibly be a red card.

"Whether he's led with the arm, I couldn't see, whether it's the impact.

"But I think when you try to win the ball with that force and you don't win it there's always that risk."