Date: 22nd March 2015 at 7:20pm
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Manager Neil Harris was desperately disappointed to see Millwall throw away a justified two goal lead against Brentford on Saturday.

Hear Harris Following Brentford Draw (click here)

The Lion’s Legend thought we were well worthy of the two goal lead, but as the game dragged on Brentford more than got back into the match dominating possession and having a host of chances and they finally managed to make two chances count inside of the final five minutes, starting with a penalty before drawing themselves level in injury time.

Speaking to the official site following the game, a gutted Harris believed we had more than deserved all three points with our showing on the day but he had to just be content with a great effort from the lads, the positives he could take from that, Aiden O’Brien’s maiden Football League goal and the sterling support of the fans again.

‘The level of performance, the goals we scored and the chances we created were very impressive. My boys were outstanding and we deserved to win that game of football. I’m disappointed for the players because I know what it’s like to be in that situation as a player. It’s difficult, but we have to go again. We knew Brentford would have that spell and you just hope you can ride it out. Unfortunately the penalty gave them the momentum they needed to push on.’

Harris goes on to say that whilst the second half was hardly free flowing from us with Brentford doing all they could, he knows we still had a couple of chances at two all to have taken the lead again but we just couldn’t make it happen on the day sadly.

He couldn’t not pick out the goalscorers on the day though for special praise – but he knows he could have picked everyone out in reality for differing reasons.

‘It will be the first of many goals for Lee playing in this style of football. His movement is just so good and he is a fantastic finisher. I’m delighted for Aiden because he will remember his first professional goal for his whole career. It was a great move and he made a brilliant run to be there at the far post to get it in.’

Rarely bother quoting the opposition manager after games, but think Mark Warburton deserves a special mention for his after match honesty when discussing Brentford’s performance.

‘We were poor. We were below our normal standards and you get punished. Today was a bad day at the office for us. I think we were lucky. From the outset we were sloppy. We were fortunate to get a point and that could be a critical point come May 2. We knew the threat, we knew they would scrap, Neil Harris said they would. We knew they would fight hard. We were second best too many times and were fortunate to get a point.’

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