Five things we learned from Millwall's 2-0 defeat at Brentford

Home comforts

Millwall’s much discussed woes on the road continued and there was a sense of expectation that they would leave Griffin Park empty handed. Brentford, themselves on a poor run of form looked quicker, sharper and nothing like a side that hadn’t won in eight previous league games. Millwall seemed defeated the minute Sergi Canos’ strike gave the Bees the lead. The away day hoodoo is now surely engrained mentally and Harris needs to rectify it sooner rather than later. If he could find a way of bringing their home form, character and confidence on the team bus then Millwall will cause any team problems.

Captain still not back to full speed

Shaun Hutchinson made a few errors in the first half that were very un-Hutch like. Flustered and panicked on the ball occasionally signalled that he may not be 100% fully fit and Harris may need to be careful in his workload or the punishing Championship calendar may cause the skipper some more issues.

Where art thou Romeo? –

It was a day to forget for Mahlon Romeo. He was given a torrid time at right back and was left exposed by Skalak. Said Benrahma was allowed far too many opportunities to get at Romeo and he was left wanting on more than one occasion. A sleepless night ahead for Rome.

Murray Wallace

On e positive, if any, was Murray Wallace’s performance at left back. Shifting from central defence, Wallace looked at ease in both defence and attack. First half he put in a number blocks and tackles and didn’t deserve to be on the losing side. A very reliable and now versatile player to have in the ranks.

And, a turn of pace! Who would’ve thought that?!

Trust in Harris

If there’s one thing Millwall fans shouldn’t do, it’s panic. In Neil Harris they have a manager who is very open and honest about his team’s performance every week. He says he knows he has issues on the road, and he will fix them. And, having proven many nay-sayers wrong by turning their home form around, you’d be a brave man to back against him to doing the same away from home.