We didn't get what we deserved against Bolton – Millwall boss Harris

MILLWALL manager Neil Harris said his side didn’t get what they deserved after Bolton Wanderers came from behind to get a point at The Den on Saturday.

George Saville gave a dominant Millwall side the lead four minutes after half-time, but Filipe Morais levelled from a free-kick in the 62nd minute.

Former Lions defender Mark Beevers cleared off the line from Steve Morison’s hooked effort before the same player denied Morison again four minutes from time, flinging himself in the way of the striker’s volley.

Bolton goalkeeper Mark Howard also made a number of saves, including one in injury-time from Shaun Williams’ long-range effort.

It was the second week in a row, after the 1-0 loss at Nottingham Forest on the opening day, that Harris felt his side didn’t get the reward they should have.

“I thought we were the better team, created the most chances and got our noses in front,” Harris said. “No complaints, it was unfortunate that Hutch [Shaun Hutchinson] slipped to give a foul away. If he doesn’t he heads it clear and the ball doesn’t go in our net. But what a great free-kick.

“We controlled large parts of the game but without always being threatening in and around the six-yard box.

“Beevers heads one off the line, then blocks one on the line, both from Morison. The keeper makes some really good saves.

“We looked a lot more dangerous. That’s two games in a row when we’ve been the better team and we’ve only got one point.

“However, saying that, I’m really pleased for my players that we get our first point on the board and we’re looking forward to building on that momentum on Tuesday night.

“We’ve not given many chances away over the course of the two games. Adam le Fondre had a header at 1-0 in the second half and probably should hit the target.

“But other than that we haven’t given many chances away but find ourselves with only one point. That is the quality at this level and the league above. Great free-kick today, and last Friday a 25-yard screamer off the post and in.

“We have to make sure we’re disciplined to not give chances away anywhere on the pitch. But if we’re not going to keep a clean sheet because we’re undone by a moment of magic then we have to make sure we’re more clinical.”

Bolton boss Phil Parkinson, meanwhile, highlighted the display of Beevers as being crucial to his side getting a result.

Parkinson said: “He’s been a colossal signing for us, he’s at a great age for a centre-half, 6ft 4ins tall, left-sided defender. He puts his body on the line every week.”

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