Steve Davis was going to change his formation at 1-1 to bring Wilson on just as O'Brien scored again.
Steve Davis admits that the timing of Millwall’s second goal could not have come at a worse time as he was just about to introduce the young winger Harry Wilson.
The Crewe boss had noticed that Millwall had gained the initiative and wanted to introduce the on-loan Liverpool winger to get Crewe back on the front foot. Seconds before being able to get the Wales Under-21 International on the pitch, Aiden O’Brien spun and lashed an unstoppable shot past Ben Garratt to make it 2-1 to the visitors.
Steve told the club’s official web-site: “I wanted to get Harry on just before they scored. I thought that Milwall were gaining control of the game and looked the more likely side to score.
“I wanted to change it, get Harry on and put them under some pressure. Just as I was about to bring him on, they scored again and it was bad timing from our point of view.
“I wanted to change it to 4-2-3-1 and become more dangerous than we were in that second half and then they scored again.
“I thought young Harry did fine for his debut. He made some good runs in behind and he is one to consider going forward.”