Millwall return from the international break with manager Neil Harris glad to have his players back and pleased that the transfer window is now closed, so he can get back to work with a settled squad as reported on the NewsAtDen.
Harris said: “I just feel we’ve got the group back again. Hopefully Swansea was the end of a difficult couple of weeks for us when everything that could go wrong did. Maybe that last 10 minutes of the Swansea game, hopefully, was rock bottom for us.
“Now we’re on the up again. It’s the best period of training we’ve had in a long time, probably since the lead-up to Boro [on the opening day].
The Lions host a red hot Leeds United this weekend at the Den and Harris knows his players will need to be at their best if they are to get something from the game.
What do you make of Harris’ comments? Good news for Millwall?
They’ve not started well, so this could be good news.
It could be a media-friendly soundbite too, or a way to gee up the players.
We’ll see this weekend won’t we, if Leeds turn them over at home, then he hasn’t got the group back!
Words are cheap, let’s see the actions.
Millwall fans will hope so.
There seems to be a bit of discontent creeping around the New Den of late, and that has translated on the pitch, with the Lions on a poor losing streak.
Harris faces arguably his toughest test at Millwall at the moment, and will need to ensure he galvanises his players and brings back that unity and togetherness that they have become known for.
Millwall pride themselves on their strong work ethic, and togetherness.
That had dwindled recently with players having their heads turned in the wake of transfer interest.
With the windows closed and two weeks to work with new and existing players, Neil Harris has had the time to knock some heads together and get his players all singing from the same hymn sheet.
Time will tell if this worked of course, with Leeds tomorrow, it is the perfect game to see if the squad harmony is the level it was last year when they went and surprised everyone by finishing eighth.
Yes, if it is true.
Millwall have not looked themselves over the last few games and that needs to change for the Lions.