Millwall boss: A lot to learn before Blades clash

NEIL Harris has no intention of “sweeping under the carpet” the problems evident in Millwall’s 5-1 hammering at Peterborough on Tuesday night.

Harris was critical of his players after the defeat, the second season in a row they have conceded five goals at ABAX Stadium.

The Lions boss was up into the early hours of Wednesday morning, watching the game back after the team coach arrived back in London to begin the process of preparing for this weekend’s clash with struggling Sheffield United.

Harris doesn’t have much time to work on the defensive weaknesses of his side after they conceded seven goals in two games in the space of four days including two in the draw at MK Dons last Saturday.

However, he insisted when the players returned to training on Thursday morning the focus would be fully on the Blades, who visit The Den on Saturday.

Asked on Tuesday night if it was a game he wanted to quickly forget about, Harris said: “It’s a game I’ll be watching back before I get into bed. It’s a game I’ll watch again in the morning.

“It’s not a game I’ll be sweeping under the carpet, there’s too much to learn from it.

“I have to learn about my players mentally as well as physically and technically. There’s no papering over the cracks. We weren’t good enough.

“We came up against a very, very good performance from Peterborough.

“There are going to be some things for players to look at, individually and collectively.

“But we move forward. We won’t dwell on it on Thursday, we won’t be coming in feeling sorry for ourselves. We’ll be bright and bubbly and be ready to prepare for Sheffield united.

“If I had to pick a game of football Saturday for our next league game, it would be Sheffield United at The Den.”

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John Kelly