‘Some of them need to do more’ – Millwall boss Neil Harris on his players after 1-0 loss at Huddersfield

Millwall head coach Neil Harris has not let Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Huddersfield Town dent any of his appetite and hunger to keep the club in the Championship.

Back-to-back losses to relegation rivals have seen the Lions drop to just two points above the bottom three with table-topping Leicester City next up at The Den on Tuesday.

Millwall conceded deep into injury time at the weekend.

Only Rotherham United (32) and Sheffield Wednesday (33) have scored fewer goals than the Lions (38) this season – who have not been aided by injuries to frontline options Kevin Nisbet and Tom Bradshaw.

Harris told BBC Radio London: “I was brought in for a reason – because I understand the football club and the love I have for it. I see a group of players, the majority of them who care, some need to do more, I’ve got to be honest.

“My passion and fight hasn’t changed – that won’t. I’ll be ready for Tuesday night and picking a team accordingly that will fight for me and the football club.”

Rhys Healey headed in the late clincher to down Millwall at the weekend.

“It’s obviously a lot tighter,” said Lions boss Harris, when asked about the complexion at the wrong end of the table. “We’re going from a healthy position of five, four points clear of it – then the gap closes in.

“When teams are picking up results you have to keep picking up points. We can’t control what other teams do – it’s about us. We have to improve our performances in both penalty areas. The players have to be accountable and take responsibility. Do they do enough to play for the football club?

“They work a ball on Japhet Tanganga (for the goal) to get Pearson free – off Matty’s save we lose the ball and lose the man for the goal. That happens in football lots of times during a game. Were we focused enough in that moment to deal with it? Well, that’s down to the players to have that focus.

“Do we do enough to stop the moment leading up to the set-play is my biggest thing – I don’t think we do. The timing of the goal is devastating because we haven’t got time to get back into it.”

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