Millwall boss Neil Harris is furious with his team after it conceded twice in the second half to lose 2-1 away to Norwich City at Carrow Road.

Skipper Steve Morison scored a wonderful effort from around 30 yards out near towards half-time, giving the Lions the lead.

However, the Canaries equalised through a Tom Trybull header after a set-piece on 52 minutes and Alex Pritchard made a reverse pass into James Maddison for the winning goal 13 minutes from time.

After having made two changes to the team which defeated Queens Park Rangers 1-0 at the Den to end 2017, New Year’s Day has started without any points.

Harris told News Shopper: “I’m fuming, raging with my players. To weather the storm after the first 20 minutes, to deny a really good football team so few opportunities inside 20 yards of our goal, and then to get our noses in front with a brilliant strike at half-time. The job was half done.

“To concede two goals like we did in that manner, the second half performance was a disgrace from my players. I won’t butter it up any other way.

“We didn’t get near enough to the ball, the first goal was abysmal by us. To concede a free header from a free-kick like it was in that position is not acceptable. I have left the players in no uncertain terms what my thoughts are about that second half.

“Anybody who thinks that Millwall had a good December, a good Christmas period, and that is good enough, is wrong while I am in charge. That is not acceptable, we need to be better than that.”

Asked about what went wrong in the second half, Harris said: “Concentration, focus, leadership, all the things that are fundamental when you are playing away from home. Certainly at this level. You cannot give good players and good teams a leg up.

“Norwich’s play is based around lovely football, nice patterns, playing between the lines, and getting tap-ins from six yards out. You give a goal away against Norwich from a set-play then you have got big problems.

“The players have been brilliant for me over the course of this season and over the course of the last few games, absolutely outstanding.

"But I won’t have my players drop their standards and that is what they did in the second half.”

Now Millwall face fellow Championship side Barnsley in the FA Cup at the Den on Saturday, which provides an opportunity for fresh faces to be introduced.

The Lions managed to defeat Premier League sides in a surprise cup run last season during their promotion-winning campaign in May, but Harris appears focused on the league.

He added: “We will reflect on this game over the course of the next couple of days. You give people an opportunity and you expect them to stake a claim for the next game, and I thought some players didn’t do that today.

“Certainly the subs that came on [Jed Wallace, Aiden O'Brien, and Kris Twardek] were nonexistent.”