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Millwall boss Harris: "One bad week doesn't make a season."

20 August 2015

Chopper in high spirits ahead of Scunthorpe challenge

Millwall manager Neil Harris says he and his squad have put a 'bad week' behind them ahead of Saturday's trip to face Scunthorpe United.

Tuesday night's last-gasp defeat to Barnsley was the club's third loss inside seven days at The Den - a result Harris said he was 'gutted' about afterwards.

But having had a team meeting to assess what went wrong, the Lions manager insists that his charges are looking forward to getting back on track against The Iron, who lost 3-0 to Wigan Athletic on Wednesday night.

"The players have spoken and there were a lot of honest words," Harris said.

"It was a good meeting and we know where we went wrong and how we can improve.

"I said to the players that we had a great start at Shrewsbury, where we were terrific. We were professional, organised and in control.

"(Since then) we've had a real bad week. But one bad week doesn't make a season. It doesn't make us a bad team and it doesn't make it a bad football club.

"We will stick to our game plan and to our beliefs and we will help the players get better.

"After a bad week we will look to come out fighting at Scunthorpe."

Harris has also confirmed that he will have to make at least one switch in his starting line-up for the game at Glanford Park.

"Young Shane Ferguson is really struggling with a hamstring injury, which is unfortunate because he has come in and done well for us. That will be a forced change.

"I'm looking for a consistent line-up, if possible, with the odd tweak now and again to freshen things up.

"There is a lot for me to consider before the game on Saturday."

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