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Harris rues missed chances

21 April 2015

Boss Chopper reviews a Millwall's 2-0 defeat to Blackburn

Neil Harris said his Millwall side were made to pay for failing to make the most of their goalscoring opportunities as Blackburn Rovers ran out 2-0 winners at Ewood Park.

The defeat - which came courtesy of second-half goals from Rudy Gestede and Jordan Rhodes - leaves The Lions four points adrift from the Championship safety zone with one less game to play than nearest rivals Rotherham United.

"The bottom line is we've had chance after chance and haven't made the most of them," Harris said afterwards.

"The boys have been outstanding and I cannot fault them in any way; it just wouldn't go in for us.

"What we produced in and around the box was very good and it was just the final product that was lacking.

"I thought defensively, overall, we looked good, but then the first goal is a disappointing one to concede.

"After that we have to go for it so I've got no complaints about the second as we have committed men forward."

Next up for Millwall is Saturday's visit of Derby County - a game Harris says The Lions simply have to win.

"It's a fantastic match for us at this stage," he said.

"Derby are chasing a place in the Play-Offs while we have our own battle going on. The atmosphere will be good and we need to make the most of that.

"The positives are that we are playing well and we are exciting to watch.

"I thought we needed two wins to be in with a good chance and that hasn't changed."

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