Thursday 18 January 2018

Boss Harris rues the Lions' lack of a killer instinct in front of goal

Millwall caretaker manager Neil Harris felt the "lack of killer instinct" was a key reason for his side's 2-0 defeat at Blackburn Rovers which leaves their Sky Bet Championship survival hopes hanging by a thread.

Despite bossing much of the game and going close through Martyn Woolford's shot that was blocked on the line, and Paris Cowan-Hall's gilt-edged chance when clean through, Millwall were undone by a superb Rudy Gestede volley and a late counter-attack strike by Jordan Rhodes.

The result, which stretches Millwall's winless away run to seven, leaves Harris' side four points adrift of Rotherham, who may yet be punished for fielding an ineligible player.

And Harris was in no doubt that goals have been the problem for Millwall, with Gestede (20) and Rhodes (19) scoring more times than the visitors' squad has managed altogether in the league this season. He said: "Spirit, we've got plenty of that, togetherness and desire, and ability in the squad but it doesn't change the result."

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