Boss praises Millwall fans for reaction to draw

MILLWALL boss Neil Harris praised the visiting fans at Portman Road for their reaction at the final whistle despite the disappointment of seeing their side miss out on the chance to move into the top six.

The Lions’ 2-2 draw at Ipswich means they stay a point off sixth with six Championship games left this season.

Middlesbrough’s last-minute equaliser through Britt Assombalonga at Burton kept them in the last play-off spot.

“That’s the fine margins, we could have scored numerous goals in injury-time,” Harris said. “We didn’t and Middlesbrough did, so they stay above us in the league. That’s the frustration.

“I hope I look back on the season and say that’s a point gained. I know my fans went home happy, singing the players off the pitch, and that’s important to show that they appreciated how hard the team worked and that they played well at times.

“It’s my position as the manager to set standards and demand more. I wanted three points and we should have had three points.”

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John Kelly