Boss Harris wants Millwall side to have more "cutting edge"

© Charlie Compitus
© Charlie Compitus

NEIL Harris is hoping his Millwall side will display more "cutting edge" against Rochdale on Saturday.

The Lions are still in search of a win in front of their own fans after losing all four home league games this so far this season, the latest being a 2-0 reverse against Southend.

And Harris believes his assessment after the Shrimpers defeat was justified and will be looking for a response from his team on Saturday afternoon.

“I think in terms of the final third we definitely didn’t have the zip in our front play that had been so impressive previously,” Harris said.

“We’re going to work on it, but in terms of personnel it was probably a game too far for some of the players.

“Sometimes you say things immediately after a game and when you reflect back later and say, ‘Well, actually, I was wrong’.

“Having reflected back on the game, I think my conclusion straight afterwards was right.”

Harris added: “We definitely lacked a cutting edge and a sharpness that we’d had in previous fixtures and we got punished, not for two errors, but slight misjudgement in marking or positional play and the ball has ended up in our goal twice.

“It’s either real bad luck or bad defending. I’d say it’s a combination of both in terms of the recent standards we’ve been setting.

“It had been a long, tough week for us (after Crewe and Port Vale away).

Jay Taylor


28 thoughts on “Boss Harris wants Millwall side to have more "cutting edge"

  • September 24, 2015 at 09:11

    Be good to see Joe Martin given a shot at the LB position and Ferguson played in front of him at LW/LM so we can add some pace and creativity to the left flank and balance the team out with Edwards and Fred on the right. The pitch is long enough now to play this sort of attacking football to our advantage

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  • September 24, 2015 at 09:30

    There's a young man called Alfie Pavey who's banging the goals in for the under 21s, surely he has too be given a go ?

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