Neil Harris asked his players for more consistency after he expressed his pleasure his side's performance in their draw with Luton


Millwall endured a 1-1 draw with Luton at Kenilworth Road after Callum McManaman’s 84thminute equaliser canceled out Tom Bradshaw’s opener early in the second half.


Despite the draw witnesses the Lions stretch their winless run to seven games, a lot was to be taken from the performance as Harris tweaked his formation throughout the fixture before finding the right formula which led to Bradshaw’s goal. 


“Ultimately, I am pleased,” Harris said. 


“Certainly with the second half performance was outstanding from the group of players. Obviously disappointed to concede so late, yeah definitely. Even after conceding we responded again finished the game really strongly. 


“I want to praise my players tonight. We changed shape at half-time and we had to change during the game a few times to try and match them. The reaction of the players was outstanding. Two draws on the road, both games we could have won but it is a positive for us moving forward. 


After Luton were better side over the first 45 minutes, Harris explained the intuition behind introducing Ben Thompson for Connor Mahoney at half time which improved Millwall’s performance. 


“It is not about throwing teacups and shouting at the players. We sat in our shape first half, we done a lot, certainly on our shape and Bart has made a really good save. Luton had a lot of the ball to penetrate us from box to box, and I just felt we needed to get a little closer to them but we didn’t have any real issues first half other than the great save Bart made. 


“Our problem was using the ball again. We won the ball so many times and countered and we got to the final third and I thought we was just very negative with the ball. I just felt we turned around, too many times we turned down crosses opportunities, too many times we didn’t have enough movement in front of the ball. 


“The change at half-time to match their Dimond up and bring Ben Thompson on, it enabled us to win the ball higher up the pitch and be more creative. I am delighted with a lot of individual performances tonight and the group. 


“We have not won for a period, but we have only lost three games all season over the course of 90 minutes. We just need to be more consistent. We was excellent first half against Huddersfield, and we were excellent in the second half today. We have just got to drag that out over the course of 90 minutes.”