Millwall manager wants basics right at Ipswich

Published on: 27 November 2023

Joe Edwards was previously a coach at Chelsea and Everton

Millwall head coach Joe Edwards wants an improvement on basics in Wednesday's Championship match at Ipswich Town.

The Lions won 4-0 at Sheffield Wednesday in Edwards' first match in charge before the international break.

But they were beaten 3-0 by Coventry in the former Chelsea and Everton coach's first game at The Den.

"The first point, before we look at Ipswich, is to look at us. (Coventry) did the basics better than us," Edwards told BBC Radio London.

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"It's a new group working together - coaching staff and players. There were signs of what we are trying to do, signs of what we saw at Hillsborough.

"There are something things that you park and move on, but there were a lot of things we can look at and improve that will be relevant on Wednesday."

Ipswich are second in the Championship, three points behind leaders Leicester City, while Sarturday's defeat left Millwall 18th.

"We're under no illusions about how tough a game that is," Edwards added.

"They've had a fantastic start to the season but if we go there and get the basics right, like we did at Hillsborough, then we have got every chance."


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