Date: 18th August 2016 at 7:20am
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Manager Neil Harris has reflected on a ‘totally unacceptable’ performance from Millwall in the midweek game at London Road against Peterborough United.

With an unbeaten run to protect ahead of the game, whilst nobody expected a loss not to happen, Harris was left demanding improvement on the overall showing as that was what irked him most as we crashed to a five one defeat.

Speaking to the official site in his post game press conference, Harris wasn’t pulling any punches following the performance.

‘I thought we were poor from start to finish. Some of our decision making was ridiculous. However much luck we have or don’t have, you have to be calm and make good decisions. For periods of the game we went into our shell and panicked. That is not my team. We can have one of two having an off game, but tonight we had pretty much everyone. I’m hurting and the players in the dressing room are hurting, some more than others. I have had a few choice words and I will be having some more tomorrow. We gave the ball away cheaply. The players will be embarrassed. We have the perfect opportunity to put that right on Saturday. If I had to pick a game for us to play in front of our supporters it would be against Sheffield United. We have to take this on the chin and move forward. I will pick a team on Saturday that will give the fans a proper performance.’

Harris also had a special word for the fans who had made the trip to the game.

‘I am grateful to the supporters and particularly those that stayed until the end. I couldn’t blame anyone for leaving early tonight. I probably would have done so myself if I could.’

Ahead of the game, Millwall also confirmed that 20 year old striker Alfie Pavey had made the loan move to National League side Bromley for greater first team experience.

Going back to the game, BBC Radio London also have him saying.

‘There is a danger some people are believing their own publicity. Some people playing a few games and thinking they`re superstars – that won`t happen at this football club and under me. If you don`t perform to the best of your standards then you don`t play – simple as that. Some of the goals were embarrassing. I take some consolation that we could have scored five or six but we also could have conceded more. But it is gone – it`s how you put it right.’

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