Millwall boss surprised over Football League silence

NEIL Harris is unhappy the Football League didn’t provide an explanation for the short gap between the first and second legs of the League One play-off semi-finals.

Millwall drew 0-0 with Scunthorpe on Thursday night, four days after the end of the regular League One season.

The Lions face the Iron again at Glanford Park on Sunday, giving them just one day to recover before they travel to Scunthorpe on Saturday for an overnight stay ahead of the 6.30pm kick-off.

Bradford defeated Fleetwood 1-0 in the other semi-final tie on Thursday, with their return leg also on Sunday at the same time.

There are then 13 days after Sunday’s games to the play-off final at Wembley.

“I’m surprised no one from the Football League has come out to explain to four football clubs why they’re playing so close together,” Harris said.

“But it is the same for everybody. The only disappointment for me is you have four really good sides in this and asking them to play so close together, will you get the same amount of quality from each individual player over that period when the live cameras are here? That’s down to the Football League to make that decision.

“It is what it is.”

Image: Millwall FC 

John Kelly