Harris: Brighton draw "a good start" to Millwall's recovery

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NEIL Harris believes a point and a clean sheet against Brighton "is a good start" to Millwall's recovery under his management.

The Lions and Seagulls cancelled each other out at The Den on Tuesday night but a draw stopped a run of five straight defeats.

And Harris said: "You have to start somewhere. Being the better team in the second half at Bolton and being on top for long spells tonight is a good start for us.

"But we need to add to that a little bit more quality in the final third because he bottom line is we have to win a game quickly."

Harris was again pleased with the performance of his side in a game of few chances.

"The boys couldn't give me any more apart from a goal," he added.

"We talk about Millwall spirit, attitude, desire and work ethic – it was all evident in that performance.

"We lacked a little bit of creativity in the final third, definitely, and we're searching for that first goal to really kick-start us.

"We're trying to put a team out there that the fans can identify with. The backing of the fans and the support they gave was terrific.

"I'm trying to give the boys a bit of belief. I've said 'this is how we need to play, you need to get the fans back onside and if you do the basics, they'll support you'.

"We've asked them to do something different and they're trying to do it. Why's it not worked before? I don't know, but tonight showed they can put in performances."

Alex Aldridge


55 thoughts on “Harris: Brighton draw "a good start" to Millwall's recovery

  • March 17, 2015 at 23:00

    A point is a point, and failing Brighton scoring an own goal probably the best we could expect. It's a dignity and respect building effort now to give us back a team that we can relate to as ours and the spirit is better but we just carry no threat. Keeping my eye on Fred at Wycombe tonight - I see he is having to put up with the same problem there as he had here. In the 64th minute he was replaced by "Holloway" ffs! Keep going Fred, come back safe for next season we are gonna need you son

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    • March 17, 2015 at 23:10

      Abslute dross. Yep save O'Brien for next year with Syd. But as he won't play Beevers and the Hoff from the start its relegation - well done BOMBER I don't think. Crap.

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      • March 18, 2015 at 00:18

        Seems like a village has lost its idiot. Either that or you just don't have a brain. Probably the latter.

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        • March 18, 2015 at 02:30

          @82wall: probably both wall

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      • March 18, 2015 at 08:55

        @Mekongriver: Not sure about dross, but there seemed more effort than what we have been offered over the last months, but the glaring fact was the lack of quality from us even against a very ordinary side last night and this is not Bombers fault its what he has to work with.
        Our Captain lead by example with his madcap effort to lose the game in the first half (what was he thinking of) and Lee Gregory should have buried that header in the second half, finishing like that is one reason why we are in this position, and the same goes for the 6ft 8" lead footed forward that once again got a run out in the first team?
        We need a win this Saturday but if we play anything like last night then I am worried for our ability to remain in this division, but COYL!!! give it a go as we have sold out our ticket allocation so the noise should be better than last nights.

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        • March 18, 2015 at 15:12

          @Barnlion: Face it stop dreaming we are down dont matter who,s in charge they want about 6-7 new players.

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          • March 19, 2015 at 08:48

            @baz2262: 100% agree as I said the lack of quality that we have cannot be denied and regarding the players I am also sad to say that it maybe more than you say is required, its going to be a tough few years, it may even get worse before it gets better.

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      • March 18, 2015 at 13:01

        @Mekongriver: Spoken like a true prawn sandwich lover.

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    • March 17, 2015 at 23:14

      @T20ColdBlowLion: If your looking for creativity - you might as well play the most creative player we have = Diego ! Shame it's not the Chelsea one as we bloody need a goal scorer these days. Is there no possible chance of getting Steve Clarrage to play a few games - not joking the last time my mate bumped into him a few months ago he told him he was fitter than ever and reckoned he could still score a few for Millwall ⚽️ Neil if your reading please give him a call as what we have cannot hit a barn door these days.

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  • March 17, 2015 at 23:14

    He's dreaming - first 20 minutes was better yes - the rest was no different.
    Different dealer - same pack of cards.....................
    We wouldnt score if they went home
    Ford's performance with his kicking is a disgrace

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