Date: 2nd December 2015 at 9:41am
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A disappointed Neil Harris has bemoaned the manner in which Millwall conceded the goals in last night’s loss to Burton.

A two one defeat that saw our hosts go two nil up in the game, and take top spot in League One, left the gaffer frustrated because he knows we should’ve defended both far better on the day.

Speaking to the official site following the defeat that was only our third away of the season, he was absolutely gutted we didn’t at least get a point because he felt – with Aiden O’Brien’s earlier disallowed goal and a sending off – we were certainly ‘harshly done by’ on the evening.

‘A draw probably would have been a fair result. We dominated a large part of the first-half but conceded two very unprofessional goals. The decision to disallow Aiden’s goal probably changed the course of that first-half, which was frustrating, but I was pleased with our reaction after half-time. We were much better in the second-half.’

Harris went on to say that he spoke to the referee following the game and describing Oliver Langford as a good referee, he said.

‘I spoke to the referee after the game and he is a good referee; he told me that there was contact with Aiden in the penalty area in the second-half, so I find it hard to understand why it wasn’t a penalty, but I respect his decision. He has to make it quickly, but it was a big call.’

As for Mark Beevers’ late sending off for two bookable offences, Harris also thought that was harsh in the circumstances.

‘The sending off looked very harsh. Mark Beevers was looking at the ball all the time and I’m not sure how he could avoid the player. This is probably the first time since I became Millwall manager that I have had to say that I felt we were a bit hard done by.’

Moving on though he went on to add.

‘But overall we are frustrated and disappointed not to be coming home with something from the game. Burton are a good side and they are hard to play against but in the second-half we put them under considerable pressure. As good as we were, though, you can’t give away the type of goals that we did this evening.’

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