MARK Beevers hopes a point at Millwall can put an end to Wanderers’ spiral of misery in the Championship.

Though disappointed his goal was not enough to seal victory at The Den, the big centre-back insists there was enough in Saturday’s performance to suggest the worst of the Whites’ form is now behind them.

Beevers heads to another one of his former employers, Sheffield Wednesday, tomorrow night knowing victory could lift Bolton back out of the bottom three.

“We are getting better,” he told The Bolton News. “Even though we have had a bad run, I don’t think the boys have been playing badly. We’ve been going through a rut of not scoring and that means you struggle to pick up points.

“We’ve chipped away and thankfully we got that goal. Hopefully now we kick on because there’s plenty we can take into Sheffield Wednesday.

“Teams go to Millwall and find it really difficult but I think in large spells we looked the better team, created a few chances. It’s not a bad point, even though I think we should have taken all three.”

Jake Cooper’s 82nd minute goal denied Wanderers their first win since September 29 and a chance to escape the relegation zone at Millwall’s expense.

Beevers hopes by ending a run of four consecutive defeats, however, that a corner has been turned.

“Look at last season, we were down there for the majority of the campaign but we got out of it,” he said. “And when you look at the table right now, it’s tight. One or two wins and we’re mid-table.

“It’s early days and we’re going into an important run of games over Christmas now. We’ve got to find some points.”

Phil Parkinson confirmed that both Will Buckley and Josh Magennis were withdrawn for injury reasons – but has thus far refused to rule either player out of tomorrow’s game at Hillsborough.

“I think it was a bit of cramp but with Will’s history of getting tight hamstrings we didn’t hesitate putting Craig Noone on,” he said.

“Josh has a dead leg, which is a shame because he was right on in it in the first half.”