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Millwall boss reviews Charlton draw

14 January 2017

Harris' take on the stalemate at The Valley

Millwall boss Neil Harris spoke of his "delight" at claiming four points over local rivals Charlton Athletic this season following Saturday afternoon's 0-0 draw at The Valley.

Despite chances at both ends, no goals were scored as The Lions made it five league games unbeaten. Lee Gregory and Shane Ferguson had the visitors best chances, whilst at the other end, Jordan Archer saved well from Joe Aribo and Nathan Byrne.

The Addicks had two goals disallowed, with Jorge Teixeira also sent off after the final whistle, as he was shown a second yellow card following an altercation with Steve Morison.

Harris said: "I don't think either team played particularly well. The game had a local derby feel to it, it was all 100mph at times. Lee Gregory, Steve Morison, Byron Webster and Shaun Hutchinson are all angry they didn't score.

"I thought we shaded the better of the chances - from set-plays especially. I'm delighted with four points and the clean sheet against Charlton, it give our fans bragging rights over our rivals. But I'm disappointed we didn't win the game.

"I think there was a lot of bitty play in the middle of the park. There was a lot of stoppages with the ball going out of play. I think we were threatening on the counter attack and from set plays.

"With Steve Morison's quality, he's disappointed not to score, whilst Lee was unlucky with his header. Byron Webster has had two chances that he felt he should have done better with. For me, Shaun Hutchinson had the best chance. They're good finishers, Shaun and Byron - I think they'll be wanting to do some crossing and finishing practice next week."

Next Saturday's trip to Bradford City will see Millwall begin a period of 14 games in eight weeks. After six successive matches without changing the team, Harris said that his whole squad will get a chance to shine in the coming weeks.

"I've got a squad at the moment that is competitive. Everyone wants to play. It looks as though we've come through today healthy again. With 14 games coming up in eight weeks, everyone will get an opportunity."
 
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