Interim Millwall boss "proud" of revival in home fortunes

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NEIL Harris is bursting with pride after leading Millwall to victory in two "high-pressure" games at The Den in quick succession.

The Lions had been on a club-record 13-game winless run on home soil prior to their 2-1 derby victory over Charlton.

And they bounced back quickly from defeat to Watford to triumph over relegation rivals Wigan in a must-win fixture on Tuesday night.

That is the first midweek game Millwall have won at The Den in an astonishing 576 days.

And Harris is delighted that home results are starting to pick up under his leadership.

"That was one of the key things when I was asked to take over because the home form has been disappointing," Harris said.

"There was certainly no lack of effort from Ian Holloway or the players, it just hasn't quite happened.

"Now we've gone back to Millwall basics and won two high-pressure games – against Charlton in a local derby and against Wigan when it meant a lot to both clubs.

"I'm really proud of the fact we've scored goals and won both games."

Of the Lions' four remaining fixtures, only one – against Derby – is in SE16.

"That's a shame now," Harris added. "It's not just about the next four games, but next season and the season after that.

"It's about a group of players realising that The Den is ours and that this is our home.

"I've played in teams here when nobody wanted to play against us. You'd beat teams before they even turned up and we have to go back to that mentality."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

10 thoughts on “Interim Millwall boss "proud" of revival in home fortunes

  • April 16, 2015 at 10:44
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    Exactly right Bomber, but that's just what the last 2 managers never ever understood, back to basics, work for one & other and put in a good shift i.e the Millwall way, and that's what you have gave us back Bomber well done and thanks.

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  • April 16, 2015 at 10:46
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    Could listen to you all day long.
    You are definately the right man for the job.

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  • April 16, 2015 at 10:58
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    We will always support you Bomber win,lose,or draw as long as we are watching a Millwall team playing the Millwall way give it your 100% and never say die....

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  • April 16, 2015 at 11:21
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    Chopper the job is yours if i was john so much have change since he took over he knows what he talking about COYL

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      • April 16, 2015 at 14:48
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        @Jim28: Jim, I wondered how long it would be before someone put them right on here, his knick name is an recondition to his goal scoring prowess, a la Gerd Muller (Das Bomber)

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  • April 16, 2015 at 13:51
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    easily the rightman for the job. Knows millwall inside out and the fans love him. The atmosphere on tuesday was fantastic but that is down to the players firing us up and we will be right behind you guys as long as you give your all to the shirt

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  • April 16, 2015 at 16:50
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    I know it's in the past now, but if it weren't for a certain someone's ego stopping us from going back to basics a while ago we might be safe already. Rock on Bomber!

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  • April 16, 2015 at 19:08
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    If only we'd put Harris in charge sooner, we'd have easily stated up on this form.
    He knows our club inside out and understands everything about us.
    If he does get the job permanently I just hope that the fans never turn on him when things aren't going so well.

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