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"It's frustrating but not the end of the world," says Chopper

25 February 2017

Lions boss examines goalless draw with Oldham Athletic

Millwall manager Neil Harris rued "missed opportunities" as his side were held to a goalless draw by Oldham at a rain-soaked Boundary Park on Saturday afternoon.

Latics goalkeeper Connor Ripley saved two late penalties to deny The Lions the chance to return to the play-off places.

"It's frustrating because we had great chances to win the game," Harris told millwallfc.co.uk 

"It's another point gained but we need to be making the most of our chances. It's frustrating but it's not the end of the world.

"We have got spirit and togetherness in this team, I think you could see that by the way the boys got around Lee Gregory after missing the second penalty."

While unable to find a breakthrough, The Lions showed defensive resolve to shut out the Latics and extend an impressive run of clean sheets.

"We controlled the game well at times," Chopper added.

"Tom King had to make one save in virtually 95 minutes of football. We didn't test their keeper too often but we had the better of the chances.

"It was a difficult afternoon on a heavy pitch. It was hard to use the ball, we went quite direct and I think we grew into the game. Second-half was much better and we got into some really good areas, created some chances and Fred Onyedinma had a shot cleared off the line."

After missing Jed Wallace and striker Steve Morison for Saturday's match, Harris hopes to welcome back the pair for Tuesday evening's tie with Peterborough at The Den. 

"They will continue to be assessed and will be given every opportunity to prove fit, right up until Tuesday evening.

"The good news is we look to have come through today with a clean bill of health and we can start looking ahead to Tuesday."

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