Millwall boss responds when asked about 'concern' over form – and looks forward to QPR

NEIL Harris dismissed the notion his side are going through a difficult spell after Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Blackburn Rovers.

The Lions haven’t won away from home since March and haven’t scored more than one goal in 14 games.

Harris was asked by one reporter at Ewood Park on Saturday if he was “ concerned”  with his side’s form.

He responded: “Very strange after last week, because everyone was saying how well we’d done. Now you’re asking me if I’m concerned. I want to get points. Coming to Blackburn to lose 2-0 is disappointing, but you’re playing a very good team.

“If you read the manager’s programme notes, he’s talking about a top-six side. We are a new group developing and we've had a real strong start. Obviously performances need to keep on improving but we are playing at a good level.

“New players have to adapt and ultimately anyone that’s in the team has to play well to stay in the team, otherwise they won't play.

“I see a lot of positives in my team, but there are some players still finding their feet and it takes time. It’s a tough league and we will keep trying to improve our players.”

Lions stopper Bart Bialkowski produced a number of impressive saves at Rovers, as the home side dominated the second half.

Harris continued: “He’s a good goalkeeper, that’s why I was desperate to sign him all summer. I think he was a little a too busy for my liking in the second half – but goalkeepers are paid to make saves and he made some good saves today.”

Millwall face a London derby against QPR at The Den next Saturday.

“QPR notoriously at The Den is usually a very good atmosphere,” Harris said. “We’ve done well at The Den, we’ve got seven points, we should have nine. We look forward to that.”

Image: Millwall FC 

John Kelly