Millwall boss Neil Harris is keen for the club to be proactive in the January transfer window this month.

The Lions are searching for new players to come and help them achieve a stable mid-table position after winning promotion from League One in May.

The 40-year-old spoke after Millwall’s 2-1 defeat away to Norwich City at Carrow Road, in which Steve Morison’s 30-yard effort on the stroke of half time was cancelled out by a Canaries comeback.

While he was pleased with his skipper’s strike, he was livid with the way his team performed in the second half to allow Norwich to grab all three points.

Asked about Morison’s goal, Harris told News Shopper: “It was a brilliant finish, worthy of winning the game, and I’m disappointed because that should be talked about tonight as the winning goal in a tight game.

“And it’s not, so Stevie especially in the first half showed his quality. I thought he was a handful in the first half and has fully deserved his goal.”

Now the transfer window has opened and teams are able to purchase, sell and loan players.

While the Lions are not looking for huge additions, there is a focus on doing business quickly.

He added: “Realistically, we are looking at a couple loan players coming in. It’s not an easy window to try and buy players, it’s a seller’s market, in January. So we’d like a couple players into the building as quickly as we can to boost our group.

“We are a small group [and] we do have limited options to change.”

Asked whether it could happen soon, he said: “Yeah [it could happen in the next week], but it’s important to get the right ones. It’s key to get the right players, but the sooner the better really.”

Tom Elliott, who exited the game during a 2-2 draw with Wolves, is back in contention to feature in the FA Cup tie with Barnsley after missing out on the trip to East Anglia.

Harris said: “He keeps picking up silly little muscular injuries and it’s not helping the group because Stevie Morison at 45 or 60 minutes, his second game in three days, is a lot for him.

“We need that change and we didn’t quite have it today.”