Harris: Draw at Cardiff could be a good point for Millwall

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NEIL Harris believes a point against Cardiff could prove to be a good result for Millwall come the end of the season.

The Lions created the better chances in South Wales but were held to a goalless draw by a Bluebirds side with nothing to play for this term.

Millwall are now four points behind Rotherham, who could yet face a deduction from the Football League, with three games to play.

Asked if he was disappointed not to have taken maximum points, Harris said: "Yeah, definitely. I thought we deserved them in the second half.

"We were outstanding in the second half – we created numerous opportunities to get into good positions and fashioned some chances to score.

"We tweaked it slightly at half time to get higher up the pitch and create more chances, and as you can see my players took that on board and it worked.

"We weren't at our best in the first half so I asked the players for a little bit more quality and to move the ball in a different manner.

"We were just missing that final bit of quality but it could be a good point and the players are pleased.

"To get to 40 points is a big hurdle to get over. The teams above us are looking over their shoulders.

"We know we have to win some games but the teams above us need to as well. At the moment we're showing our capabilities to win matches."

The Lions' best opportunity fell to substitute Gary Taylor-Fletcher but the Leicester loanee couldn't make contact with Ricardo Fuller's cut-back.

"Gaz is disappointed in there that he didn't score – as are a few of the boys who had chances," Harris added.

"The pleasing thing is we're creating chances.

"The two subs made a difference up front – Ricardo and Gaz – as did Magaye Gueye, so they were positive changes.

"If we'd got one goal, we'd have gone and got two or three."

Millwall's cause could be helped by a three-point deduction for Rotherham, who have been charged for fielding an ineligible player.

And Harris was asked when he expects to learn the outcome of a Football League disciplinary committee which is investigating the matter.

He said: "I know as much as you guys.

"We'll be told as and when. The good thing is we're back in the mix. A points deduction would certainly aid us. We can't control that. We'll just look at ourselves."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

42 thoughts on “Harris: Draw at Cardiff could be a good point for Millwall

  • April 18, 2015 at 18:17
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    A pound to a pinch of s***, if the fa deduct points from rovrum it will be next season. Its in our hands. Three games -6 points please.

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    • April 18, 2015 at 22:15
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      @wallchef: were oh were are these 6 points coming from? Today was our best chance at 3 points and typical of our season we couldn't put the ball in the net. Not down to chopper, he's just clearing up the mental ones mess. Blackburn put 3 past forest so we'll be lucky to get a draw off them. Derby have all to play for so no points there and maybe 1 point from wolves if they don't have a chance for the play offs. 2 points max so get use to div one mate, our best hope was lost today

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      • April 18, 2015 at 23:08
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        @Geoff the lion: yeh f*** it Geoff lets just give up then shall we?

        Blackburn nothing to play for, Derby have to visit the Den which is starting to seem more like the intimidating stadium it should be and then a wolves team likely to have missed out on the playoffs with a certain KJ with a soft spot for his old club on the final day.

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        • April 19, 2015 at 10:56
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          @MFC Lion: it's not about giving up lion, just getting real. It was always a massive ask for chopper when he took over, and to be honest if we had 2 or 3 more games I think we would be safe. Cardiff were the easiest of the games and we needed a win. Blackburn away, at best a draw, forest struggled against them. Derby at home, they are too good and everything to play for. As for Kenny with the soft spot, his team haven't! Lucky if we get 2 points from the next 3, and Rotherham have to lose every game

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          • April 19, 2015 at 18:57
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            @Geoff the lion: was tongue in cheek about KJ and wolves making life easy for us.

            Based on other teams that have fielded ineligible players I really think that Rotherham must be looking at at least a 3 pt deduction. This means that with both of us with 3 games to play there is only a 1 pt gap to overcome, 2 I guess if GD is taken into account.

            I really don't see how thinking that a gap of 2pts with 3 left to play is being wildly optimistic. I'm a realist honest!

            We are playing much better than in recent months and while I admit relegation is a real possibility should the point deduction occur we have a really good chance of staying up still.

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        • April 19, 2015 at 11:30
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          And Dorothy skips up the yellow brick Rd to meet Harry for a game of quiddich at the final whistle....I think you are missing the point MFC ....people are trying to stagger their heartache ....come to terms with the relegation slowly, rather than one massive realisation on the actual day......also to re-affirm their committment to the club in league one. The only real shame when Holloway left was that ambler and the Yank did not go with him ....then we could have had a real fresh start and come back in a couple of years with a real chance of doing more than survive for a season or two, become an established championship team and give it a real go at a season or two in the Prem. Berylsons refusal to back Kenny and waste the subsequent funds he has wasted has set us back about 10 years

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          • April 19, 2015 at 13:11
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            @tonytowneronthewing: I still don't see all this apparent money that Berylson has put in over the past two years. We’ve never been a big-spending club, but this is the least ambitious Millwall regime I can remember for some time – it just seems to be all about survival on the cheap. Apart from a few players like Gregory and Cowan-Hall, we haven't brought in anyone other clubs wanted to keep or who weren't free agents. Our recruitment policy has been quantity over quality – get ‘em in cheap and stack ‘em high.

            For me Berylson’s chairmanship over the past 3-4 years has been poor. He never really backed Kenny and followed up with two awful appointments – keeping Holloway in post while even his blindest supporters could see he was destroying the club. On top of this he's got Ambler as his CEO and made a right pigs-ear of the redevelopment project.

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          • April 19, 2015 at 19:31
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            @tonytowneronthewing: yeah Holloway stayed on too long because of the million quid pay off ...I think he put in Neil to help season ticket sales hes not a football man fair play to him but Im fed up with bargain basement players....if we do stay up which is possible we need 4 quality players

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  • April 18, 2015 at 18:23
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    Everyone is focussed on Rotherham but Brighton ate only 6 pts above us and let's be fair the way the table is there is no chance their gonna get points or Watford or middlesboro

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    • April 18, 2015 at 22:16
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      @cmj23: all well and good mate if we were above them but we need points and probably a win which won't happen

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    • April 19, 2015 at 19:32
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      @cmj23: we aint gonna get 7 points

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