Millwall boss wants 'perspective' after QPR loss

NEIL Harris asked for “perspective” after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to QPR at The Den and said there needs to be less “negativity” in judgements of his side.

The Lions lost at home to the Hoops for the first time since 1990 after Nahki Wells scored either side of Shaun Hutchinson’s equaliser.

It was a first home loss of the season, but Millwall haven’t won since August 17 when they defeated Sheffield Wednesday 1-0.

"I have to be honest, a lot of people are talking about difficult spells, we haven't won for four games,” Harris told Millwall’s media. “Let's look at the four games: Middlesbrough, where everyone would have been happy with a point but we should have won the game; Hull at The Den, where we dominated and were undone by a freak goal; Oxford, we were cruising, could have won about 27-0 and we went on to lose on penalties, and Blackburn were better than us last week.

"Yes, we can and will play better, but there needs to stop being so much negativity – I don't buy into all that. We started really well and some people got carried away as if we would go on and win the league. It's not like that. Look at the quality of Nahki Wells' finish. Like I said, we got into that area several times and didn't score. That's why Wells has played in the Premier League for half of his career.

"We need perspective. Do I want us never to get beaten again at home this season? Yes, too right. I want us to win every home game we play and certainly not get beaten, so my frustration is that we've lost our [unbeaten] home record so early in the season when it was avoidable.

Little spells of not winning games will happen during the campaign, we might win next week and the week after or not win for another three or four. That's the way it goes for Millwall at this level."

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John Kelly