Harris: Not many teams will dominate at Aston Villa the way Millwall did

NEIL Harris admitted Millwall “stuttered” last month – but believes their victory over Sheffield United gave them the “inner belief” to put in a performance that should have yielded three points against Aston Villa.

The Lions registered their sixth draw on the road this season at the weekend, and Harris is urging his players to turn them into wins as they look for their first away victory since their return to the Championship.

It could have come at Villa Park, with Millwall limiting their opponents to just one shot on goal as Harris’ side hit the target eight times but couldn’t find a way past goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.

Lee Gregory also struck the woodwork as Steve Bruce’s Villans were relieved to get a point.

“Steve will know better, but I am not sure there are many teams that will come here this season and dominate the game like we did,” Harris said. “That’s a plus for us. We were good, we played on the front foot. We played aggressively in our approach. Fairly, but aggressively, with and without the ball.

“I’m not sure Sheffield United was a turning point. We had stuttered in November for sure. We hadn’t got the points tally our performances had deserved. Sheffield United gave us that inner belief, that little bit of momentum again to put in that sort of performance today.

“Football is funny sometimes, you don’t always get what you deserve and then other days you do. We have not gained a point this year we have not deserved. We have had to work for everything we have got and that’s the level. Millwall in the Championship, that’s what you expect.

“What we’ve got to do on the back of Sheffield United and that performance today, is make sure every point we are earning, we try and turn that into three.”

Image: Millwall FC 

John Kelly