Millwall's Harris: Boys are buzzing but we can do better

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MILLWALL manager Neil Harris feels his side will push on after securing a first home win of the season.

The Lions won on their own patch at the fifth attempt with the 1-0 dismissal of Peterborough in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Tuesday night.

And Harris is hoping his side can take the winning feeling into the away double-header against Crewe and Port Vale when the international break concludes, before a “massive” home game against Southend.

“I think for me, personally, it puts to bed once and for all not being able to win at home,” Harris said.

“We will have a positive environment now, that was a big win for us and the next game here against Southend will be massive.

“Now we have to continue our good away record with two tough games against Crewe and Port Vale.

“Then we have to continue what we produced against Peterborough in our next home game against Southend.”

Due to international call-ups, Millwall’s clash with Port Vale that was supposed to take place this weekend was rescheduled for September 15.

Harris is thankful for a break that he will use to examine some aspects of performances so far this season he feels need improvement.

He said: “Now we’ve come off that win, the boys are buzzing and we want to go again.

“We can use that momentum from tonight to carry us through the next 12 days, but we now have an opportunity.

“I’ve said to the boys we've had a good result tonight and played some really good football at times but we can do better.

“We can be better defensively, in midfield and going forward and it gives us a chance to have some video analysis of the games we've played and do a lot more work on the training ground.”

Jay Taylor


10 thoughts on “Millwall's Harris: Boys are buzzing but we can do better

  • September 2, 2015 at 09:23

    No crowd equals win finally I seen wasn't pritty but got the result plus a clean sheet. Well done

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  • September 2, 2015 at 10:08

    Obviously pleased with the result. The match was very much like Saturday I thought Peterborough were the better side in the first half, and lets be honest, should have been at least one, probably two goals up and we were much better second. No matter, if it is more luck than judgement you have to give Neil credit for changing it at half time so perhaps that lack of tactic awareness I have been worried about is not so much an issue, although you could argue that it should be right from kick off. I also thought that second half we played less long ball which, as I said, based on the second half, seem to suit us more. I really do hope this is the start of something to get the home match hoodoo off our backs is a big bonus I seem to remember that a JP Trophy run was the turning point last time we turned our fortunes around, lets hope.
    Also big mention for Archer in just a couple of games he has calmed my nerves every time the ball comes into the box or a shot is fired, definite one to tie down on a long term contract.

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    • September 2, 2015 at 10:24

      @lennie the lion: so often said but so true, a reliable keeper and a defence that doesn't concede will always give us a great base on which to get results.

      The midfield will be more likely to venture forward and create some chances for the strikers to score.

      I'm convinced football isn't that complicated a game to get right but Millwall don't half make you wonder at times!

      Use this result to kick on and pick up some much needed away wins before the Southend match.

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  • September 2, 2015 at 10:34

    Let them enjoy it Neil. Telling them they can do better after their first home win of the season will take the belief away again. keep the belief and the buzz going around the den and it will reflect in the game on Saturday. The only was is up now. COYL. Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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  • September 2, 2015 at 11:24

    I think the Carlos effect has a lot to do with that clean sheet, as much as Archers form, which is also good. light at the end of the tunnel, so lets focus on that and hope we can stabilise the starting 11 for a few games.

    Is anyone else surprised that Beevers didn't get the move he wanted?

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  • September 2, 2015 at 11:38

    Pleased we won, albeit with a 90th minute goal. The stats and comments like "“We can be better defensively, in midfield and going forward" say a lot about where we are though.
    The "next game against Southend will be massive" is not a phrase you would expect to hear at this stage of the season. If the result does not go our way what do you then do ?

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  • September 2, 2015 at 11:44

    archer is clearly better than forde and carlos gives us more options than cummings- these things are pretty self-evident to anyone who knows

    why therefore does it take so long to address weaknesss - so for example marquis is not up to it, Other than carlos our defenders cant play a ball out of defence which means their forwrds dont have to worry about closing us down, we just bang it forward (too easy to play against) - We lack pace upfront - we dont have a holding midfield pair to protect the back four - dont play powell in a defensive role - I would be busting a gut to make thse changes -

    i still feel a complacency that this squad will challenge when it wont - when is the last time we dominated a game and you thought we will definitely win this - it never happens because we are not individually strong enough

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  • September 2, 2015 at 12:15

    Carlos was the highlight, it makes a change having a defender who looks like the ball isnt an enemy, craig and nelson are an accident waiting to happen, we will ship goals regularly , we need a new defence , a complete new defence.

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  • September 2, 2015 at 12:51

    We need Nicky Bailey to play just in front of the back 4 he would make all the differents I don't think he still free agent go get him

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