Thompson: We need to get ready for “massive game” on Tuesday

Neil Thompson says his Wednesday squad need to dust themselves down and get ready for a “massive game” against Wycombe on Tuesday after today’s 4-1 defeat at Millwall.

The caretaker boss said after suffering his first league defeat in the role: “We’ve got to get ourselves back up to Sheffield and recover and get in as good a condition as possible for Tuesday. It’s a massive game for us.”

The Millwall reverse leaves us in 23rd, nine points clear of bottom club Wycombe and three points from the safety zone, and Thompson added: “It is very important to bounce back against Wycombe because we need points.

“We have been on a good run in terms of how many points we have got. We wanted to continue that today but it has not happened.

“There are three points at stake on Tuesday and that’s our next focus.”

Reflecting on the Millwall defeat after taking the lead and going in level at half time, Thompson talked of Wednesday looking leggy in the second period and said: “It was a really tough second half. We got found wanting a little bit for one reason or another.

“We controlled the first half for long periods and maybe could have had more goals. But the penalty before half-time gave them that encouragement they probably needed and they made life difficult for us in the second half.

“They’re very direct and they have got people you have got to deal with and we didn’t deal with it well enough.”

Midfielder Massimo Luongo, recently back from an injury lay-off, missed out on the Millwall trip after tweaking a thigh in training on Thursday.

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