Michael Appleton has urged his Blackburn players to pick themselves up quickly following the FA Cup quarter-final disappointment against Millwall.
Lions captain Danny ****** headed the only goal of the the sixth-round replay and a sparse Ewood Park crowd of 8,635 - the lowest quarter-final attendance in recent memory and 100 fewer than the number at Chesterfield's last-eight clash against Wrexham in 1997 - could not inspire a Rovers fightback.
Leon Best's 63rd-minute attempt, brilliantly cleared off the line by Shane Lowry, marked a rare moment of inspiration and Appleton conceded morale was through the floor at full-time.
"You can probably imagine the atmosphere in the dressing room after the game," he said. "It's the type of situation that, as a manager, you don't forget. To lose how we did lose, to a set-play, probably makes it even harder to take.
"We huffed and puffed, the lads gave us absolutely everything to be fair. I had to make a lot...