Date: 15th August 2016 at 11:51pm
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Manager Neil Harris has focused on the positives following the weekend’s two all draw with MK Dons.

Making the trip to Stadium: MK for the game, Millwall took a two nil lead courtesy of an own goal from Ed Upson before summer signing David Worrall doubled the advantage, so whilst there was obvious disappointment at seeing us throw away the two goal lead, Harris still felt there were more positives than negatives from the showing.

Speaking to the official site in his post game press conference, Harris explained.

‘We got 2-0 up and I thought we looked completely comfortable. It was an excellent ball into the box and a good finish (Worrall’s). I thought once we scored the second goal that should have just been us relaxing and being professional. And then there’s a crazy five-minute spell where we concede two goals in a short space of time. We had a little bit of a wobble and I got the boys in at half-time and told them to relax. They were a little bit disappointed but when you look at the positives we scored two goals and created chances.’

Speaking about his plans for the second half having conceded the double, he went on to say.

‘In the second-half I wanted us to be a little bit more aggressive in our approach and really get after MK Dons with and without the ball and I was really pleased with the performance. My glass is certainly half full. There is some disappointment in the dressing room but we were excellent for large parts of the game. There are still many positives for us. If we see out five minutes after their first goal then it gives us a real foothold in the game. It’s a learning process for us.’

With Shaun Williams and Shane Ferguson both coming off injured in the match, he confirmed they would have to be assessed ahead of the game later this evening against Peterborough United.

‘Two boys have come off with knocks and we’ll have to see how they progress over the next 48 hours. We’ll obviously give them every opportunity to be ready for Tuesday night.’

With plenty crediting Tony Craig with the goal, despite the knock it took off Upson, speaking himself at full time he knew he couldn’t claim the strike.

‘There were four or five deflections on the ball before it went over the line. So as much as I would like to claim it, I can’t! It was unfortunate for Ed, who is a mate, because he played very well.’

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