Adkins remains grounded after Milwall win

Last updated : 31 January 2009 By Daniel Elwes
Two goals from Gary Hooper gave the Iron a valuable win over their promotion rivals, just days after beating fellow contenders Oldham Athletic. The win moved United upto third in the League One table.

But with plenty of the season still to run, with Southend United next up on Tuesday night, Adkins was keen to stress that there is still plenty of work to do if the Iron are to win promotion this season.

"It was a great result for us and a big three points. It's great to beat one of our promotion rivals, but we've got to make sure we don't get too carried away with it," he said.

"We showed good character to come back from conceding a goal, but we were disappointed with how we let that one in.

"You don't want to get too high when you win, and you don't want to get too low when things don't go your way. We just need to keep things on an even keel."

Kenny Jackett, the Millwall manager, felt that the only difference between the sides was the finishing of Hooper.

"After going a goal up it's disappointing to end up with nothing, but finishing is a big part of the game. You can't bemoan your luck, you have to put your chances away," he said.

"Hooper was the difference in the end - as he was in the game at their place earlier in the season. We were on the attack but they broke quickly and he finished it well."