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Harris keen for home comforts

12 May 2015

Millwall manager on what he can and cannot promise

Lions boss Neil Harris has assured supporters that his side will have a 'winning mentality' next season and that he aims to make The Den a fortress for the club once again.

The Lions have struggled for form in SE16 over the past three seasons and won just five of 23 League games at The Den during 2014/15.

Two of those victories came during Harris' short spell as interim manager, however, and now that he has been appointed on a permanent basis, the 37-year-old wants to ensure that visiting teams no longer "take easy points" away from The Den.

"I won't promise that we will guarantee promotion next year, or in two years' time," he said.

"But what I will promise is that this place (The Den) will be hostile and that every team who comes here won't enjoy the experience. They don't come here and take easy points off of us any more.

"I also guarantee the fans that they will have their own players on the pitch during the season. Scott Fitzgerald has built a terrific Academy and we are starting to reap the rewards of that now.

"Winning mentality is the key to success at this football club and I understand that better than anybody.

"I was judged as a player every time I stepped on the field and now I will be judged as a manager every time I step on the touchline.

"My players will be judged by me and by the crowd, like I was, and that won't change."

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