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Mixed emotions for Millwall boss in Dale draw

21 March 2017

Harris has his say following Spotland encounter...

Millwall boss Neil Harris had mixed emotions following Tuesday night's 3-3 Sky Bet League One draw with Rochdale at Spotland.

A Lee Gregory penalty and Aiden O'Brien raced The Lions into an early 2-0 lead, but the home side turned the game on its head through Nathaniel Mendez Laing, Ian Henderson and Callum Camps.

Jed Wallace, however, rescued a point for Millwall in the 77th minute with his first goal since returning on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

"Standing here now on the back of being 3-2 down, coming back to 3-3 and nearly winning the game, you can say its a good point," he said.

"But, being 2-0 up and coasting, missing a chance to make it 3-0 - there's disappointment.

"My team over the last few months has been built on being solid - we wasn't that in parts tonight. I want to be attacking and free-flowing - I want to score goals - but not at the expense of giving away silly goals like we did tonight.

"We'll get back on the training ground on Thursday and I'll remind the boys of their duties. There's some individually disappointed people because they've not played as well as they should have done, but we're over the 60-point mark - it's another barrier beaten."

Next up for The Lions is a trip to struggling Swindon Town on Saturday afternoon - and it's a game the manager is already looking forward to.

"What we've now got is a massive game on Saturday at Swindon - our biggest game of the season," he added.

"We have to make sure we're better defensively as a unit.

"Sixteen unbeaten is a great record, but we can't think we can roll into Swindon on Saturday and get a result. 

"We have to get that balance between a good, solid team that gets a clean sheet, but also have the attacking purpose to be able to score goals."

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