Harris: 'Millwall fans have been great with the players – and the squad has to repay them'

NEIL Harris insisted he would get it right and urged his players to repay the faith the fans have shown in his side.

Millwall lost for the third time in four games after an own goal from James Meredith and Michael Morrison’s clinching second gave Birmingham three points at The Den.

Lions supporters in the 11,644 crowd got behind their players in the second half after Ryan Leonard had been sent off before the break, but Millwall couldn’t break down their opponents.

Harris was asked about that backing after the game.

“Again, brilliant, we’re all frustrated when it’s not going well for us,” Harris said. “The fans have bought their season tickets and come to support us every home game even when we’ve not been very good.

“Yes there are mutterings when you’re giving the ball away when you’re 1-0 down at home. I’ve got no problems with that.

“They stick with the players again, outstanding. I [have to] find a way of getting right, and I will find a way. Their patience is appreciated by everybody. The fans have been great with the players, and the players have to repay that now.

“They have to repay my faith and the fans’ faith in them. They have to make sure to a man, the squad, and the 11 in particular and the subs that come on, are much better on Sunday at Bristol."

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John Kelly