Millwall boss Neil Harris has escaped a touchline ban but was fined £2000 after admitting to the FA misconduct charge following Saturday’s draw at Middlesbrough. 

Harris was sent to the stands at the Riverside Stadium after referee John Brooks brandished the Lions boss a red card following a touchline altercation with Boro coach Leo Percovich. 

The Millwall manager misplaced his attempt to knock the ball out of Percovich’s hands and a blow landed into the Uruguayan’s arm. 

Despite Boro manager, Jonathan Woodgate backing up Harris’ claims that it was an accident the FA charged the Millwall boss with improper misconduct on Wednesday morning, giving him until Friday to respond.

Harris quickly admitted to the charge, receiving a punishment of £2000 rather than a touchline ban. As a result, Harris will be able to manage from his technical area when Millwall host Hull City on Saturday. 

"We're looking to create the same atmosphere, the same vibe in the dressing room, and carry that onto the pitch,” Harris said ahead of the Championship fixture. 

“Hull will be a difficult test - we'll freshen the team up again and make some changes to the side - and we'll look at their formation and the shape we want to set up with.

"But the players are in form, and that's the pleasing thing. I'm disappointed of course to go out to Oxford [on Tuesday night], but the manner of the performance here and at Middlesbrough, and the results we've gained so far, it's been a great effort from the boys.

 “I want to go into the international break on a real high with a strong Den display and result."