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Harris concedes Millwall were 'second best'

16 February 2016

The boss offers his post-match assessment

A disappointed Neil Harris admitted that his Millwall side were 'second best' during Tuesday's 2-0 defeat to Scunthorpe United at The Den.

Goals from Gary McSheffrey and Jim O'Brien condemned The Lions to what was a first defeat in seven League games for The Lions, who missed the chance to climb above Coventry City into fifth.

Speaking afterwards, Harris said: "There was no lack of effort and nothing changed in the way we play, but for whatever reason we weren't quite up to speed in the game against an in-form Scunthorpe team.

"We were second best for large parts of the game.

"We made a mistake in the first-half and got punished for it, and got caught chasing the game (for the second goal). We had good chances but weren't as clinical as we have been.

"Overall we just didn't hit the same standards we've had in recent weeks. We gave the ball away too cheaply and there was a nervousness to our play, which is disappointing.

"But I've stressed to the group that we sixth in the table so things aren't all bad. We're in a great position in the League and what we are trying to achieve was never going to be an overnight success.

"It is disappointing and frustrating but it's important to remember that we have come a long way in a short space of time."

The Lions lost Ed Upson to injury just before the half-time whistle and Harris admitted that he will have to wait and see how serious it is.

"I've not spoken to the physio yet but it will be a lot clearer tomorrow morning as to how it settles down and if there is any damage in there," the boss added.

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