“Aspirin Anyone?”

Those were Neil Harris' first words upon entering the press room after the goalless draw with Stoke City.

With survival still not guaranteed as Rotherham were still to play, Harris held a nervous smile as Championship football was not yet assured.

It summed up the atmosphere in The Den throughout the 90 minutes, as in a game where a victory would have virtually secure survival they could only manage a point.

“Nervous? Yeah 100% that is clear to see," said Harris.

“We all want it so much, to be safe and to start concentrating on next year.

"We can talk about moments when players gave the ball away, but every player gave the ball away.

"I think that is because the stage of the season.

“What I will say to the players is a credit to them because when they do play with nerves it shows that they care.

“It means a lot to everybody. At this stage of the season when you are flying at the top you are playing with real confidence, even when you are going for promotion. At the moment at the other end you do play with fear and that is when you need characters and leadership and I thought my leaders today was excellent.

“The time for summing the season up is going to be next Sunday. Today, again what I can say is that my Millwall team ran, they battled and they challenged and they competed. They done everything that was asked of them.

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The Players Care

Millwall cut a frustrated outfit in the first 45 minutes as Stoke dictated the tempo of the match which led the Lions to opt for a change of shape in the second half.

“Stoke were better than us first half, their shape against ours, no complaints.

"We could not enforce our game plan because they were just so good with the ball.

“Miles better Stoke today, than when we went up there a few months ago – credit to Nathan for that.

“We adjusted at half-time, changed our shape and were the better team."

“We did not play at our best, and we haven’t for a few games now but the players care. They are all watching the tele downstairs waiting for the results because that is how much it means to everybody.

Injury Concerns

Millwall have been plagued with injuries as of late, the most recent being Ben Thompson. However, Shane Ferguson could soon be joining him in the physio room.

The winger was substituted in the 89th minute, a change which Harris confirmed was forced through injury.

“We are just waiting to see how he is. It’s knee stroke calf so, with the quick turnaround Tuesday we will just have to wait and see how it goes.

Millwall’s fate hands in the balance, but albeit it is still in their hands. The Lions will be looking to take advantage of their game in-hand against Bristol City on Tuesday night.