MILLWALL manager Gary Rowett refused to take the credit after Matt Smith came off the bench to score a precious equaliser and earn the Lions a 1-1 draw at Cherries.

Smith netted with his first touch 11 minutes from time to cancel out Dominic Solanke’s first-half goal and deny the Dorset club their chance to go second in the Championship table.

Rowett said: “I did not think the substitution would work within one touch, so I am not going to claim that as a genius decision!

“But Smudge looked a handful when he came on.

“We had far better chances and more than twice the number of shots of Bournemouth.

“We had a one-on-one with the goalkeeper, had one shot cleared off the line, hit the post and had numerous other chances.

“To concede so late in the first half after playing so well was a real slap in the face.

“They are a good side, a Premier League team playing in the Championship, but our shape was tremendous.

“That is Norwich away, a point, and Bournemouth away, a point. You have to look at those as good points.”

The draw left the Lions 16th in the league table, with 26 points from 22 games.