MILLWALL’S controversial equaliser at the Riverside Stadium was a bug bare for arriving Boro manager Chris Wilder who felt his side deserved more from the game.

Sol Bamba put the ball through his own net in a version pinball in the Boro box when Lee Peltier’s block rebounded off the veteran defender.

The build up to the goal saw Boro fans vent their fury towards the referee as Paddy McNair went down with a facial injury in the build-up.

For the new Boro boss, that wasn’t the only incident of contention but felt his side responded to the equaliser and took the game to the Lions.

"We've recovered quite well off the back of that” Wilder said.

“There's three things that have gone against us. The initial foul on Watmore, the foul on McNair and then the ricochet.

"Regarding the first one, the lineman's got the best view in the house. He says that there is contact. I understand there is more contact in the Championship and I thought it was a competitive game. Tackles and people going up in the air challenging, I’m all for that.

"It was two honest teams going for it but as all good centre-forwards will do, he’s done great Duncan to get in front of the man. The linesman’s got the best view in the house.

“That's a team- it's not the referee and two linesman. That’s a team. He’s made the decision (the linesman) for me, because he’s got the best view in the house.

"I don't think that's the major one, though - the second one is. 

“McNair doesn’t go down. Why does he go down? He goes down because he gets forearm smashed right across the face. Whether it’s accidental or deliberate, it’s a foul.

"So, one, two and then obviously three they've been a bit fortunate with the ricochet. I’ve got a player down, a player out and we’re not in a great place after that.”

While it wasn’t to be the dream start for Wilder and his squad, Boro get the chance to gain their first victory under the new boss on Tuesday when Preston come to the Riverside.