Date: 12th May 2015 at 5:58pm
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Manager Neil Harris has called on Millwall to regain a ‘winning mentality’ in League One in 2015-16.

Having already talked about the need to make The Den a ‘fortress’ in the coming campaign with only five wins on home soil in 2014-15, he told the official site that with two of those wins coming in his spell as interim manager it was a run he wanted to continue moving forward.

‘I won’t promise that we will guarantee promotion next year, or in two years’ time. But what I will promise is that this place will be hostile and that every team who comes here won’t enjoy the experience. They don’t come here and take easy points off of us any more. I also guarantee the fans that they will have their own players on the pitch during the season. Scott Fitzgerald has built a terrific Academy and we are starting to reap the rewards of that now.’

He goes on to say that what’s important is that the club from top to bottom develop a winning mentality and that begins with him.

‘Winning mentality is the key to success at this football club and I understand that better than anybody. I was judged as a player every time I stepped on the field and now I will be judged as a manager every time I step on the touchline. My players will be judged by me and by the crowd, like I was, and that won’t change.’

In brief other news today, physio Bobby Bacic has confirmed that young striker Jamie Philpot has now undergone his operation and it went well with the surgeon repairing the torn knee meniscus, and stitching it back into it’s original position which is preferably long term compared to any trimming – but it does mean Philpot will now have a more difficult and lengthy rehab but again being preferable it means he’ll suffer less ‘wear and tear’ in the future which is important at his young age.

He’ll now be in a brace for six weeks and will then join Carlos Edwards and Shaun Williams in the medical department over the summer as his works back to fitness and three months is still roughly the time frame for a full return.

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