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"It's a good point," says Millwall boss Harris

The manager's assessment of Preston encounter...

13 January 2018

Millwall boss Neil Harris was disappointed with the The Lions' second-half performance in Saturday's 1-1 Sky Bet Championship draw with Preston North End, but felt his side picked up a "good" point against Alex Neil's side.

Aiden O'Brien fifth goal of the campaign set Millwall on their way just before the half-time break, but Callum Robinson scored late on to ensure a share of the spoils.

The Lions are now unbeaten in seven at The Den.

"It's a good point," said Harris. "When you're 1-0 up at half-time at home, it's disappointing not to get all three points, naturally. But, against a competitive side, an aggressive side in the way they press, a team that are going to be in and around the top six at the end of the season, it's a good point.

"It was a very similar game to the one up at their place. Two teams that work extremely hard - you won't find many more teams in the division that are hard-working as Millwall and Preston. I was very public in my praise of Preston before the game. They have some very good players.

"We had to be at our best today and at times without the ball, we were very good. We limited them to very few opportunities of getting inside our 18-yard box and a couple of efforts from distance. The one time we gave them a bit of freedom was their goal, which was frustrating for me. However, we'll certainly learn from that."

The manager reserved praise for his goalscorer and also stated there is room from improvement after the second-half display.

"I'm really pleased for Aiden. He's proved over the last couple of years that he gets goals in gluts. I can't fault my players and their effort, they all performed relatively well.

"The second-half was my disappointment today. We normally build momentum in the second-half here but today we couldn't quite keep the ball well enough and we didn't make good decisions individually. There's areas for us to improve."


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