Harris insists Millwall will 'scare' teams – as Ipswich boss relieved his side survived 'barrage'

NEIL Harris is convinced of Millwall’s ability to make an impact in the Championship this season.

The Lions are still searching for their first league win of the season after Tuesday night’s dramatic 4-3 loss at home to Ipswich Town, who have won their opening four games in all competitions this season.

Harris was unhappy with his side’s performance, feeling they gifted Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich three of their four goals.

Millwall put themselves in a position to win the game after Tom Elliott made it 3-3 with 10 minutes left, only to fail to pick up Jordan Spence in the box in the 88th minute to fall to a 4-3 defeat.

“We’ve shown in three games what good players we have. But it has to go both ways,” Harris said.

“The second goal was really good play, but the other goals was such poor play by us. We will scare the life out of teams here. We will frustrate teams on the road and get wins.

“But it’s my job as the manager to tell players they have to be better. I’ve told them and I will keep reminding them.

Former Lions boss McCarthy, meanwhile, was pleased with how his side coped with Millwall late on, after Elliott had equalised.

“We’ve had to withstand a barrage, and the irony is we’ve scored with a header from a free-kick,” McCarthy said.

“We scored some good goals but we conceded three as well. They’re hard to play against, I thought they were good, they did it well.

“The front two were a real handful and when they put the big fellow on I kept looking at our bench, I wanted to put two of them on to cope with them.

“I would love to have done something to cope with what we were having to cope with. I kept turning around and looking at the bench, but I had the best team on the pitch that could cope with it with their experience.

“I thought about lots of things but I didn’t do it and we got away with it.”

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John Kelly