Date: 1st February 2016 at 9:03am
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Manager Neil Harris has admitted his frustration at taking only a point from Saturday encounter against Crewe Alexandra.

Hosting the Railwaymen at The Den for the game, Millwall fell behind to a penalty just shy of the hour mark, and then a penalty six minutes later for Lee Gregory tied things up.

That was how the scoring ended though, and for Harris it was a missed opportunity and two dropped points when it came to our Play Off hopes because he knew we had the chances to have won the game outright.

Speaking to the official site in his post game press interviews, the gaffer explained that having called for greater consistency ahead of the game, that wasn’t what he was hoping for in terms of the result.

Especially as Gregory had another effort from 12 yards late on in the game to make it four League One wins on the spin, but that penalty effort hit the woodwork.

‘I am frustrated because when you get a penalty with a couple of minutes to go you really fancy the boy who has scored already to put it in the net. We’re disappointed, definitely, but it could be a good point gained. Once you get into that top six and you play against a team near the foot of the table, the fan base arrive expecting you to roll them over, but it doesn’t quite materialise like that. If I’m being honest I was more disappointed at half-time that we weren’t in the lead with three good chances before the break. With the quality we’ve got you would expect us to take them.’

Harris was quick to point out though that again he couldn’t criticise the efforts of the players as the determination and passion to win was there in abundance, but it was that final bit of quality and composure in the final third that had cost us the extra two points.

‘But again there was no lack of effort or passion from the boys, it was just about a little bit of quality at the key moments. The reaction to get back into the game (conceding) was good and the calmness of Lee to equalise was really impressive. It’s just a shame for him that the second one didn’t go in because he loves scoring goals and he feels like he has let the boys down, but that is certainly not the case.’

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