Millwall boss Neil Harris scathing of defending as side let lead slip in stoppage time at Norwich

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Neil Harris slammed the defending of his Millwall side as they threw away a 3-2 lead at Norwich City to lose 4-3.

The Canaries scored twice in stoppage time to maintain their promotion push.

For the Lions it means they have still not won an away game this season.

Harris said: “I’m extremely disappointed at the lack of professionalism to see the game out.

“The positive is that we scored three goals away from home. But I can’t comprehend the defensive display I’ve just seen. At 3-2 up after 90 minutes we have gone to a back five to help the defence as a unit. We’ve conceded two goals. My daughter is six years old and plays U7, if they conceded goals like that I’d be disappointed.

“It is a bit damning of the team. But I’m the captain of the ship – I take responsibility. Individuals have to hold their hands up – it’s not acceptable.”

Asked if Jordan Rhodes’ equaliser to make it 3-3 as offside, Harris replied: “Onside. My defenders need to take up better positions.

“It is a disappointing changing room – but it’s their changing room. Don’t be disappointed – it’s their mistakes. We have to find a way mentally, physically and professionally to see games out. Today unfortunately as a group wasn’t good enough.”