Jed Wallace explained that the lack of fans is a big factor in Millwall’s lack of home form.

His superb free kick was not enough to earn the Lions the three points, as they let a 1-0 lead slip for the second time in a week.

Since games have gone behind closed doors, Millwall have only won three home games from 12 and have failed to win having led five times.

Wallace believes Millwall are lacking the edge that the home fans can give the side.

He explained, ‘It’s been a bit of a factor. In my time at Millwall, we’ve won so many games here 1-0, where naturally another team will have a spell and the fans, will get behind us and give us a lift.

‘We’ve just not had that.

‘It’s been a shockingly bad year really. Sometimes I just sit and see everyone walking around in masks and I forget about what a mad time it’s been.’

With the return of fans on the horizon, the Millwall talisman is relishing the chance to have spectators back at the Den.

He continued, ‘I’m hoping this might be our last game with no fans.

‘Even if we have two, three or four thousand in here that’ll be amazing for everyone, for the fans to get back in the building, for us as players to get that little bit of a lift.

‘I’m hoping we can turn a corner with it and that 2021 can be a bit more positive.

‘It’s more than moments when you score a goal, especially when it’s a good one like tonight. You want the fans to be there, and my family and my fiancée. It’s not quite the same.’

Wallace went on to explain that the strength of character in the squad has been a big factor in helping Millwall through this unusual period and their current injury crisis.

He highlighted Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, who was denied a winner by a fine save on Wednesday, having missed the chance to seal the win against Cardiff.

He continued, ‘Jon came on Saturday, and it was difficult for him.

‘He missed a big chance but he came on today and for 20 minutes he was really positive. He set me up, I probably should have scored, he had a good chance.

‘I thought he played really well and that’s the sort of strength of character that we need.

‘Football’s not easy sometimes and people lose sight of that. When you miss a big chance, you go home, and you run it over in your head for four or five days.

‘That is the good thing with this season, there’s so many games you can’t rest on anything.

‘Everyone has spoken about the group we’ve got, the manager more than anyone else, and that’s what we need.

‘If we can hang into the top ten, top twelve coming into the new year and getting people back fit, then we’ll be hopefully towards the play-offs.’