Neil Harris wants pressure to keep Millwall up put on his shoulders – and not the players

Neil Harris is happy for the pressure to keep Millwall in the Championship to rest on him – and not on his players.

The Lions have won both league matches since they re-appointed Harris in the Den hotseat.

But Millwall are still only a point above the relegation zone with other clubs at the bottom also gaining some momentum.

Asked about his players looking like they have taken responsibility for results, Harris said: “I think they are taking responsibility but I’m trying to take the pressure off them and put it on my shoulders.

“I can take it. I pick the team and I ask the players to play in a way. Yes, I’d like them to handle the ball a little bit better at times – I can’t go on and kick it for them.

“But it is on me now, yeah? And I’m not shirking that. I haven’t got a transfer window or Tom Bradshaw for a period of time. I can’t sign any players. A lot of them are not my players (that he signed). I’ll take responsibility for the football club and I’ll help the guys above me running the football club – because I know what it takes here.

“I want the players to just be the best they individually can. And if they are good enough? Brilliant. And if they aren’t good enough then we’ll take responsibility for it.

“But at the moment they are showing their character and spirit. That’s all I’m asking. I’m giving them a lot of tactical information at the moment and we just have to be really careful we don’t overload them.

“So we’ve done a load without the ball. We can control that. With the ball they have to make their own decisions at times and that’s where we have to help them with that as well.”

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