‘We want to get over finish line ourselves’ – Neil Harris demands Millwall get job done at Sunderland

Neil Harris, the head coach of Millwall, wants his team to travel to Sunderland tonight and fully ensure their Championship safety; he won’t let other teams’ results do the talking.


With three games left, the Lions lead 22nd-place Huddersfield by six points after winning their last two games at The Den against Cardiff City and Leicester City.


Due to Millwall’s greater goal differential, Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday would need to win every game in order to catch up to the South London team.


This Saturday at the Stadium of Light, Millwall can mathematically guarantee their place in the English second division.


Before evasive action was taken to make a head coach change in February, Harris rode back to save a Lions team that was sliding into the bottom three under Joe Edwards.

Since the return of their all-time leading striker, Millwall has won four and drawn one of their previous home games.

Duncan Watmore, Jake Cooper, and Michael Obafemi scored goals in the 3-1 triumph over Cardiff.

Harris doesn’t intend to give up just yet, even though it would take an extremely unlikely set of events to put Millwall in jeopardy.


“We are completely aware that there is still work to be done,” Harris stated to the South London Press.

“So far, we have done the work to bring ourselves into a much healthier position, in 16th, and we are also keeping an eye on teams above us. We don’t want to be depending on other scores to push us over the finish line now.


“Our goal in travelling to Sunderland is to increase our current point total. Everyone can see that, of course, that we are in a lot better situation. We are unable to remain still, nevertheless. I’m not here to watch folks do nothing. We must continue moving ahead.


“We want to resume achieving successful outcomes while driving. That also occupies a significant portion of my attention; we’re not pleased with our recent losses, and I want to make things right.


Following their submission of their 2022–2023 accounts, Millwall revealed losses of £13.7 million before player sales, an increase of 18%.

Revenue increased by 4% to £19.3m, while wages increased by 1% to £22.6m.

In contrast to the EFL loan took out during Covid, which will be fully returned by the conclusion of the 2023–24 accounts, the Lions owe other teams over £2 million for player transactions.

Owner John Berylson, who died in a traffic accident prior to the start of the current season, contributed a total of £17 million in 2022–2023 to the club’s operations with the help of other directors.




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