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Mixed emotions for Lions boss in Tigers draw

The manager's take on Tuesday night's match...

21 November 2017

Millwall boss Neil Harris expressed his disappointment in not being able to win Tuesday night's goalless draw with Hull City in the Sky Bet Championship at The Den, but was pleased with certain aspects of the game.

The Lions had a host of chances to take all three points in south London, whilst The Tigers also had opportunities to break down a stubborn Millwall defence.

Harris said of the encounter: "I'm a little bit disappointed, I have to be honest. For 15 minutes, we controlled the game. We looked very threatening and on the front foot, but then for half an hour after that, they controlled the possession well and had a couple of chances from Jarrod Bowen.

"In open play, we defended our box really well. In the second half, once Steve Morison came on, we played well. He changed the game with his experience, his guile and his link-up play. His organisation was outstanding. 

"Their goalkeeper has made two outstanding saves, from Shaun Hutchinson's header and Shane Ferguson's drive. We've then had chances from Ryan Tunnicliffe and Fred Onyedinma, who should both score, then there's the chance Lee Gregory has had at the end.

"Unfortunately for Lee, at the moment, he is searching for that goal to get him going. If you look at the chances we've had, then we deserve to win the game tonight.

"It's another game where we've created a host of chances at home, but not quite had the end product. I'm really pleased with certain aspects of the game, but you want to pick your points up in these types of games."

At the other end, the manager reserved praise for goalkeeper Jordan Archer, who bounced back from a difficult weekend.

"I thought Jordan was outstanding tonight. He is young in goalkeeping terms. His strength of character to come in Monday morning and be bright and bubbly and to come in tonight and be commanding like he was was excellent. His mental approach was impressive."


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