March 15, 2015 13:08:58 UK
New Millwall boss Neil Harris was pleased with his side’s display at Bolton on Saturday despite defeat, which leaves them nine points from safety.
We are in a difficult position and there are no promises from anyone in the dressing room as to what we are going to do between now and the end of the season.
Harris insists the Lions can still avoid the drop but will make “no promises” as to what Millwall can achieve between now and the end of the campaign.
Bolton secured a 2-0 victory thanks to a brace from on-loan striker Adam Le Fondre in Harris’ first game in charge since replacing the axed Ian Holloway.
The new Millwall manager, who has been placed in charge until the end of the season, felt his side deserved something out of the game and expects results to improve in the coming weeks, but he admits the Lions face a huge battle to avoid the drop down to League One.
“I am disappointed we lost but there were plenty of positives, including the chances we created and the manner in which we had a right good go in the second half,” he is quoted as saying by London24.
He added: “We are in a difficult position and there are no promises from anyone in the dressing room as to what we are going to do between now and the end of the season. The target is to win games and see where it takes us. We can try and improve in every game we play.
“Yes we are looking at a nine-game season but the bigger future for the club is we have to compete and play in the right manner.
“It’s been a mad few days for me but it has been made easier to enjoy it because of the attitude of the players. So I am gutted for them because on possession and chances I thought we were the best team.”
Millwall are nine points adrift of Rotherham and Fulham, who occupy the final two safe spots in the Championship table, and are available at 1.062 to be relegated, while the Cottagers and Millers are 11.00 and 4.50 respectively.
Harris’ side host Brighton at The Den on Tuesday and Millwall are 3.10 to pick up a vital three points in their midweek match.