Millwall boss: We would be confident in play-off against Fleetwood

NEIL Harris is confident his side would be more than a match for Fleetwood if the two clubs met in the play-offs.

Millwall lost 1-0 to the Cod Army on Monday despite dominating the game.

Uwe Rosler’s Fleetwood are currently third with Millwall sixth, and if they are still in those positions after 46 games they will meet in the first leg of a play-off semi-final at The Den on May 4.



Millwall defeated Fleetwood 2-1 at home earlier in the season. The Lions face Oxford on Saturday before their final-day trip to Bristol Rovers.

Asked if he thought his side could beat Fleetwood and reach another play-off final, Harris said: “Without a shadow of a doubt.

“We’ve come to their patch and played them off the park. Credit to them for getting the result but I’ve seen the shot count and we had 14 within 12 yards of the goal.



“That’s a ridiculous number in any game of football and I’d say at least 10 of them were clear goal-scoring opportunities. We hit the post three times within 15 minutes of the start of the game. We should have been out of sight. But we’re not so there is still plenty to work on on the training pitch.

“The players will be fine. My front players have been outstanding, they’ve scored well over 100 goals for me in two seasons. My centre-halves have been aggressive in the box and had goal-scoring opportunities.

“Why it didn’t go for us, who knows? It happens once a season. We have to take it on the chin.

“The players are disappointed because they did enough to win that game twice, three, four times over.”

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John Kelly

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6 thoughts on “Millwall boss: We would be confident in play-off against Fleetwood

  • April 19, 2017 at 09:33
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    Oooh I hate comments like this. Let's get into the play-offs first.

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  • April 19, 2017 at 09:55
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    Yep me to keep your mouth shut Bomber until one if or when we make the plays offs let's get three points against Oxford on Sat first that's our most important game of the season for now

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  • April 19, 2017 at 10:25
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    Yes stop whinging about it Harris. I could not see us winning the game although it seems we should have. Just be more clinical away from home. It's going to be tight as cannot see us beating the Gas.

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  • April 19, 2017 at 10:49
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    Totally agree with the above. Harris says more work to do on the training pitch, oh! excuse me but I thought we had been doing work on the training pitch all season, or have I got it wrong. Maybe he should consider other options. How about having a go at them, and telling them to pull their fingers out, instead of telling them how great they are. Because the trouble is they believe him, and think they are better than they are. If they were as good as they all think we would have at least 10 more points.

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    • April 19, 2017 at 11:26
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      @Richard Cooksey: The issue is that there really isn't any competition up front. A couple waiting in the wings would do wonders. The whole defence has improved because of that but the forwards know a couple of bad games and they'll still be starting.

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  • April 19, 2017 at 11:05
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    Totally agree , lets get into the play-off first , & its all okay about dragging up the stats , the fact is we didn't score & we lost, which is the most important stat . The fact this has happened a few times this season , hence were still fighting to be in the play-offs to many points have been lost this season on the lower clubs of the division , add them points up & we would have been looking at automatic promotion, but lets get into the playoffs first, just sneeking in there has somewhat a good feeling about it & for sure no one will want to play us in the play offs

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