Date: 4th January 2016 at 1:03pm
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Manager Neil Harris has bemoaned a poor defensive showing once more by Millwall in the game against Barnsley at the weekend.

Making the trip to Oakwell to face off against Lee Johnson’s side, Harris was left once more talking about ‘gifting’ sides goals and all three points following the two one defeat on the day.

Speaking to the official site in his post game press interviews a disappointed and frustrated manager explained that we weren’t good enough on the day in either box, but having worked hard to draw ourselves level it was almost criminal to have conceded what became the winner so soon after as we just didn’t give ourselves a chance.

‘If you don’t take your chances and you give poor goals away then you get beat. We had three off the line, two of which were good efforts and one we should score. I thought we gifted them three points. Our decision making defensively was poor as a team and it’s frustrating off the back of such a brilliant performance at Southend.’

Harris went on to admit that compared to Southend and in general this season, it was a below par performance but even then on a bad day you have concentrate better than we did to keep yourselves in with a shout and we just didn’t do that in his eyes.

‘We weren’t at our best but we got back to 1-1 slightly against the run of play, and after that it should only be one team who wins it. The chances dictate that and the ones we had should’ve meant we went on to win the game. I don’t think we affected the game in the first-half as well as we could’ve done, or we did against Southend. We were slow to react to second balls and our movement wasn’t good enough. Our use of the ball going forward was poor. Second-half we were much better but I have to look at my players to ask why they didn’t do it from the first minute.’

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