Date: 16th October 2017 at 5:01am
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Manager Neil Harris has spoken of his frustration at seeing Millwall go one nil down to Brentford this weekend.

Making the trip to Griffin Park for the game, Romaine Sawyers scored the only goal of the match in the 47th minute but Lee Gregory saw his late penalty saved by their goalkeeper late on and Harris knew we should’ve at least come away with a point on the day.

Speaking to the official site as he met with the media following the game, a disappointed Harris wasn’t best pleased with some of the decisions on the day from the officials.

He did however know that our own lack of a clinical edge had ultimately cost us something from the game.

‘I’m very disappointed – frustrated is probably the best word. Brentford had a lot of chances as well. It was a really entertaining game at times – quite open, especially when we went a goal down. I’m also disappointed with some key decisions, but I save most of my frustration for my players, because when you come away from home against a footballing side like Brentford, you want to keep a clean sheet. We should also be good enough, clinical and ruthless enough to score goals and we wasn’t.’

Harris added.

‘Individually, there were some really strong performances, but it’s hard to praise my players when you’ve just lost 1-0 in a London derby. It’s a game we should’ve got something out of. The players will sit on the bus home disappointed because they threw away at least a point today, if not three.’

With a few absences for the game, Shaun Hutchinson made his debut as skipper in the game and Harris explained his choice.

‘With Tony Craig on the bench and Steve Morison, Byron Webster and Shaun Williams missing, I had to find leadership via other avenues. Hutch is dominant and aggressive and his performances have been outstanding this season. He leads by example every day on the training ground and he is respected by the players. He is somebody that naturally falls into the category of captaincy.’

Harris also confirmed that Steve Morison missed the game with injury, he has a stomach tear.

‘He’s had it for two weeks. He’ll be out for the forseeable future.’

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