Harris still optimistic over Millwall’s survival chances

Neil Harris remains optimistic over Millwall’s chances of avoiding relegation to League One, despite another defeat on Tuesday evening.

The Lions had the chance to close the gap on fourth-bottom Rotherham United to just one point when the travelled to Ewood Park, but they fell to a 2-0 defeat against Blackburn Rovers. This was just their second defeat in the last seven outings as they stage a late revival, but they remain in a dire situation with just two matches of the campaign left to complete.

Millwall are next in action on Saturday when Derby County travel to the capital, before they end the season with a trip to Molineux to face Wolverhampton Wanderers. Unfortunately for the Londoners both of their opponents are chasing a playoff position, but Harris insists his side are capable of causing an upset – starting with the visit from the Rams this weekend.

“It’s a fantastic match for us at this stage,” said the manager. “Derby County are chasing a place in the play-offs while we have our own battle going on. The atmosphere will be good and we need to make the most of that. The positives are that we are playing well and we are exciting to watch. I thought we needed two wins to be in with a good chance and that hasn’t changed.”

Although Millwall would obviously prefer to secure safety by accumulating the required number of points, even if they finish third-bottom they could be reprieved due to Rotherham being charged by the Football Association for fielding an ineligible player in their 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion earlier this month which, if found guilty, could see them docked three points.

Will Millwall still be a Championship club next season, or have they left it too late to get out of trouble? Let us know what you think by joining in with the discussion below.

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