Millwall manager Harris reveals goalkeeper's reaction to being dropped at Birmingham

NEIL Harris hasn’t decided who to play in goal against Brighton on Sunday – with David Martin in the frame to start the last-eight live TV clash.

Martin, 33, started just his second league game for the Lions since he joined in September 2017 and kept a second clean sheet in the 2-0 win at Birmingham on Wednesday night.

His only other Championship appearance for the Lions was at Birmingham's rivals Aston Villa, a 0-0 draw in December 2017.



It was only Martin’s fifth appearance for Millwall, his first since the February 2018 FA Cup fourth-round replay defeat against Rochdale.

Harris praised Jordan Archer for his reaction to being dropped to the bench.

“Sometimes you just need to change things, a change of impetus, a change of direction,” Harris said.



“Dave has got great qualities and leadership. He hasn't played a lot of football in the last couple of years, but he is a strong character and he is a really good talker.

“I thought Dave tonight in a difficult place to play might just help the back four.

“Jordan was disappointed, but took it really well and supported really well tonight. Decisions-wise I will make that call before the weekend.”

Meanwhile, Harris revealed the reason Lee Gregory was withdrawn in the 66th minute at St Andrew’s.

He said: “Lee Gregory came off with a tight calf. Too early to tell for Sunday. We will have to see how he goes towards the weekend.”

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