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Millwall boss Harris bemoans missed chances after defeat to Oxford

14 January 2016

The manager provides his post-match assessment

Neil Harris concedes that Millwall have a "mountain to climb" in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Area Final second leg away to Oxford United - but insists that his side have the quality to turn the tie around.

Michael Appleton's U's hold the advantage going into next month's return game after a 2-0 victory at The Den on Thursday night, which came courtesy of Kemar Roofe's first-half brace.

It was a frustrating night for The Lions, who had plenty of goalscoring opportunities to put themselves in a better position at half-time of the two-legged tie.

"We had enough chances to win two or three games tonight," Harris said.

"Things didn't quite fall for us in the box, which unfortunately is the way things have gone a little bit at home recently.

"We had a lot of the territory and got plenty of balls into the box, but that bounce wouldn't go our way.

"We're disappointed to get beat and ultimately we have given ourselves a mountain to climb, but we are more than capable.

"It is going to be difficult in the second leg but we believe we've got the strength of character and quality to turn it around."

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