Temporary manager Neil Harris said Lions supporters could expect heart, effort, desire and hunger from his team.
That’s something that has been lacking this season and, in particular, over the last couple of months.
Our supporters demand that as a minimum from our players. The early signs from Chopper’s leadership are encouraging as the team displayed plenty of heart and hard work in the couple of matches he has been in charge for and especially in the 0-0 home draw against Brighton on Tuesday night.
We were still lacking the killer pass and the cool finish required to get all three points and their absence takes us another step closer to relegation, but it was a much better performance than we have seen recently.
There was good running off the ball and playing 4-4-2 allowed more of a threat up front.
The presence of a new manager has lifted the players. Striker Lee Gregory found an extra yard of pace in the Brighton match and while he still needs to work on his finishing, he at least looked more dangerous.
While we have a temporary manager in charge until the end of the season we are left wondering who will be in charge next season.
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I’m sure the next half a dozen matches or so will go a long way to deciding whether Harris will get the job permanently.
Away from The Den former player of the season Andy Frampton has announced his retirement after a failed comeback from an ankle operation in January.
Framps was a real character in a Millwall team full of heart including Tony Craig, Paul Robinson, Gary Alexander, Alan Dunne and Neil Harris.
Our current squad could improve immensely by watching and learning from them and the spirit they showed.
On Saturday we make the short journey across London for a derby match against Brentford.
They have displayed loads of character this season and we’ll need to be at our best.
Next match: Brentford v Millwall, Sat, 1pm