Millwall defender Shaun Hutchinson was naturally delighted to score the goal which rescued his side a point in a 1-1 draw with Sunderland at The New Den.

The 27-year-old Newcastle upon Tyne born defender scrambled in a 69th minute leveller from a corner kick to preserve Millwall’s recent unbeaten record.

Speaking to The72 after the match, the Geordie ace admitted that he was pleased to get his name on the scoresheet thanks to a little help from goal-line technology.

“I wasn’t sure (if the ball had crossed the line)” Hutchinson admitted.

“The referee looked at his watch and gave the goal, I wasn’t even sure that we had goal-line technology at The New Den.

“When he pointed over the line I was delighted.

“I wish we had three points rather than a goal but that’s how it is.”

Despite being made to share the spoils with The Black Cats, Hutchinson said that Millwall are a club which are overachieving and that they were happy with another point gained in the Sky Bet Championship.

The player added “The first half the home fans weren’t happy and we sensed their frustration.

“It shows just how far we have come playing Sunderland at home and the fans are booing us at half time.

“They’re fighting for their lives and made it difficult for us and unfortunately, we couldn’t get the three points.

Millwall are now eight points behind the top six but Hutchinson believes that his side have nothing to lose in dreaming of play-off glory.

“It would be one hell of an achievement if we were to push on now” said the defender.

“The gaffer has been saying that our target is 50 points with us being one of the favourites to go down.

“With the way which we have been playing this season, why not have a go?

“If you pick up the three points from the teams around you in the table you never know what can happen.”

Millwall have a good opportunity to return to winning ways on Tuesday evening when they travel to struggling Hull City in the Sky Bet Championship.


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