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Jordan Archer looks back on his first appearance at Millwall since August after the Bolton Wanderers tie



Jordan Archer was "knocked out" after making his first appearance at Millwall for nearly three months in the draw against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

The 25-year-old has not played for the first Millwall team since losing 1-0 to Rotherham United on Aug. 26.

Since then, Ben Amos has taken the gloves, but was not eligible to play against his parent club this weekend, Archer being nodded in front of Dave Martin.

Archer was eager to make up for lost time and made many key saves to keep Phil Parkinson at bay, including an outstanding double in the first half.

"I did not see them again, I'm just grateful to help the team in every possible way," Archer said.

"The first was a block – I tried to go out and make myself big – and the second was an instinctive stop .. As I said, I'm happy to help the boys.

"It's good to be back, it's been a while now since I left the team, I'm working hard.



Millwall goalkeeper Jordan Archer. (Photo by Christopher Lee / Getty Images)

"Ben [Amos] was fantastic when I did not play. I knew I had to wait for my chance, I had to be patient and, fortunately, I had my chance. I'd like to think that I took it with both hands.

"You have Dave Martin, who is also a fantastic and experienced goalkeeper, and we have worked hard over the last two weeks, as we have done all season.

"We were not told to the team until Friday, so it was not until I knew I was playing.I knew I had a tough competition with Dave, but when the gaffer I said I was playing, I fell to pieces. "

His performance against the Trotters now leaves Neil Harris, the boss of Millwall, a difficult decision to make before the clash with Birmingham City tomorrow (Wednesday).

And Archer said he would be ecstatic if he was caught again.

"It's not my call," he continued.



Neil Harris, director of Millwall. Photo: Nathan Stirk / Getty Images

"It's the gaffer who made those choices, I only had to play the game in front of me and if I'm selected on Wednesday, I'll be delighted."

"If it's not the case, that's why I come back to the head and work."

Former Lion Mark Beevers had given Bolton a lead in the first period, but a shot by Jiri Skalak was deflected late in the game to restore parity and allow Millwall to score a crucial point.

The point was enough to keep them above the relegation zone and to reflect on the match, the Scottish goalkeeper admitted that it was a frustrating afternoon for his team .

"There are not many league teams fighting against us that seem better than ours, which is another example," he said.

"We started badly during the first 20 minutes, but after that first spell, we controlled the game." I'm not sure of the possession statistics, it was just one of those games where the second balls did not fall. we. "

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