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Harris pleased to get first Sky Bet Championship point on the board

The manager's review after 1-1 draw with Bolton Wanderers...

12 August 2017

Millwall boss Neil Harris was disappointed not to win Saturday's Sky Bet Championship encounter with Bolton Wanderers at The Den, but was pleased with how his side "controlled" large parts of the 1-1 draw.

George Saville scored his first Lions goal on 49 minutes, but Filipe Morais equalised with a superb free-kick shortly after the hour-mark.

Harris stated that he felt the result wasn't a fair reflection of the afternoon.

"No, it wasn't a fair result," he said. "We were the better team and had the most chances. We got our noses in front, but unfortunately Hutch has slipped to give the foul away. If he doesn't slip, he clears the ball. But what a great free-kick.

"We controlled large parts of the game. We've not always been threatening in and around the six-yard box, but we were in spells today. Mark Beevers has cleared one off the line from Steve Morison and the goalkeeper has made a couple of great saves. We looked a lot more dangerous."

Despite not converting the pressure into a victory, the manager expressed his pleasure at getting off the mark in 2017/18.

"It's disappointing not to win a game when you've been the better team for two matches in a row, but that's the level we're playing at. Having said that, I'm really pleased for my players that we've got our first point on the board. 

"We now move on to Tuesday night."


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