Harris: Millwall lacked belief at times – but could have stolen a point

NEIL Harris had no complaints with the decision to give Aiden O’Brien a red card in the 1-0 defeat to Wolves on Saturday.

O’Brien was sent off in the 65th minute after he fouled Matt Doherty and was booked, following his late tackle on Diogo Jota 10 minutes earlier that earned him his first yellow card.

Jota scored the only goal of the game after 10 minutes as Wolves dominated, though Shaun Williams could have grabbed a late equaliser but saw his half-volley saved by John Ruddy.

At the other end Jordan Archer produced a number of impressive saves but couldn’t help Millwall avoid a third defeat in six league games.

"I've no complaints with the red card," Harris said. "It is an important lesson for Aiden."

"We almost got a reward late on but overall we could've shown a bit more belief, especially in the first-half.

"The performance contained a lot of character and passion. We put bodies on the line.

"We were up against it for long spells, especially with 10 men, but we could have stolen a point at the end.

“I think we showed too much respect to Wolves in the first-half. We lacked a bit of belief in imposing our style of play, which we addressed at half-time.

“For the first 20 minutes of the second-half we looked much better, a lot more Millwall-like.

“Unfortunately, the red card then comes and that changes the momentum of the game again.”

Millwall will have the chance to put this defeat behind them when they make the short trip to London rivals QPR on Tuesday evening.

Harris confirmed Tom Elliott is a doubt for that fixture as he missed the Molineux clash after picking up an ankle injury in training on Friday.

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