Millwall boss Neil Harris: I don’t want any of my players feeling down after Leeds loss

Neil Harris has told his Millwall players to feel no despondency after their 2-0 defeat to Leeds United today.

Wily Gnonto and Dan James scored in either half for the hosts as they move to the Championship summit.

It was a first reverse for the Lions since Harris was appointed head coach in February.

Ten points from a possible 12 before the trip to Elland Road had eased relegation concerns.

Millwall are 16th in the table and four points clear of the bottom three.

“We have to deal with adversity,” said Harris. “We dealt with it at Southampton – they equalised against us at St Mary’s and we bounced back to score a minute later. Blackburn came back and took a point off us at their place and we bounced back to beat Birmingham.

“We have to deal with the defeat today and bounce back in the international break.

“I don’t want the lads that go away on international duty, or the ones who will be off for a couple of days now, to come back with a negative. What they have done is fantastic. What we have achieved – as an identity of a football club over the last three weeks has excellent.

“We have got 10 points from five games and we’ve played Leeds – who will win the league – we’ve played at Southampton, who are a very good side. We played against Watford, who are great individually. We played at Blackburn, which was a tough nail-biter. We’ve had a really tough run of fixtures and we’ve picked up 10 points.

“We’ve got momentum still.”

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