Date: 21st April 2018 at 6:06pm
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Manager Neil Harris has spoken of his frustration at seeing Millwall lose 3-0 to Fulham in our Friday evening fixture.

Welcoming Slavisa Jokanovic’s automatic promotion hopefuls to The Den for the tie in front of the television cameras, second-half goals from Ryan Sessegnon, Kevin McDonald and Aleksandar Mitrovic sent all the points their way as they continue battling with Cardiff City for second spot.

Millwall did have chances on the day, we saw a goal disallowed and had an effort cleared from the line but the result did bring our 17-game unbeaten run to an end.

We stay in the mix for the Play-Off spots though and despite his disappointment at how the game played out, Harris knew he had to be proud of our efforts this season.

Speaking to the official site he explained.

“Tonight’s a great realisation for all of us. The standing ovation from our fans to the players at the end was respectful to where we are at the moment, but we’ve just played against a really good team who were better than us in the second half. Goals win games. In the first half, we could’ve been out of sight. We put real pressure on Fulham, but in the second half, we came out and didn’t do enough to stop the two goals.”

Harris said he shouldered the blame for their third strike having put strikers on the pitch to try and chase the game, but unfortunately, they took advantage of that at the other end.

His main disappointment came from their first two goals as he knew our defensive play hadn’t been good enough on both occasions, but he wasn’t going to blame goalkeeper Jordan Archer for his involvement, repeating we ‘score and concede’ goals as a ‘team’.

Harris also dismissed suggestions that the team would need picking up after the result, as despite the disappointment in the dressing room, he knew the players would be back at it next week and up for the challenges that lie ahead.

“Wind back 12 months and we lost 3-0 at home to Oxford and ended up winning the Play-Offs. We’ve got to try and get six points from our last two games, starting with going to Middlesbrough and defying the odds.”

There was even some praise from opposition fans.