Gary Rowett takes the positives from Millwall fourth draw in a row at home to Reading.

Millwall failed to hold onto their 1-0 for the second game in a week, spurning three chances in the second half in a game that felt all too familiar for the Lions this season.

Rowett saw the similarities but saw the positives in his side’s display.

He explained, ‘[It was] similar [to the Cardiff game] in as much as we’ve had a couple of excellent chances and we should probably go and win the game.

‘I felt that tonight’s performance overall was a better performance than Saturday. We played a lot better.

‘First half we played really well. Troy [Parrott] just gives you that little bit of extra movement and extra link off the front.

‘We looked really bright, controlled the first half and gave them absolutely nothing but maybe without creating enough good chances.

‘We got in some good areas but maybe didn’t quite create the best chances.’

He continued, ‘Second half we had a five minute spell where we looked a bit nervy, maybe that’s because we haven’t won as many games as we’d like, especially at home.

‘We dropped in and there’s that one moment where we don’t defend well, probably the only moment in the game where we don’t defend well.

‘It’s a poor clearance, then we let Joao get in behind and score from an angle that maybe we should do better from.

‘After that we’ve created another three good chances.

‘Bodvarsson has a good chance the keeper saves. Jed has a chance the keeper saves. Leonard ends up with a header, you just want that to nestle in the back of the net. We’ve had eight shots on target.

‘I was really pleased with the performance, but disappointed we haven’t won it.’