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Harris downbeat after Millwall lose to Walsall

1 October 2016

The boss reviews a cruel defeat at the Banks's Stadium

Neil Harris admitted that Millwall's defeat to Walsall on Saturday afternoon was "mightily disappointing and frustrating".

The Lions put on a dominant display at the Banks's Stadium but succumbed to a fourth successive loss after Franck Moussa struck a second-half winner.

Shaun Williams hit the bar while Lee Gregory and Steve Morison both went close in the second-half, but in the end Millwall couldn't break down Walsall for a second time after Fred Onyedinma had earlier equalised.

"To concede two goals and get nothing out of the game is mightily disappointing and frustrating," Harris said.

"We were very good and there were chances created - a lot of them. We maybe just lacked the final quality to put it in the net.

"I feel we gave two chances away and let two goals in. They were two throw-ins down the left hand side and we don't defend the cross, the ball in the box and we don't defend the second ball.

"The fans who travelled here were exceptional throughout the game and probably enjoyed watching their team barring two 10-second moments, one in each half, where we conceded. We played well with the ball and without it was really good and we didn't feel in any danger at all, but we conceded two goals."

Next up for The Lions is Tuesday's Checkatrade Trophy tie against Gillingham but there is now a two-week break in League fixtures after the home game against Charlton Athletic was postponed.

"I'd rather have played Charlton at this moment in time to get a reaction and performance out of my players. With a big crowd backing us that would've been ideal timing," Harris added.

"Tuesday is an opportunity to play some players who haven't played and some youngsters. It will be nice to win the game to give us some momentum going into the international break but I'm more interested in Northampton, Bolton and Fleetwood that come up in a couple of weeks' time.

"Most important of all is that we try and get some players back fit, who aren't at the moment, in time for those games."

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