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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Millwall relegated as Rotherham beat Rollover Reading and Neil Harris named permanent manager

Reading who have not won for eight games were not much of a opponent for lowly Rotherham who needed a win to survive the drop. Rotherham won 2-1 and that was that for us. Not much of a shock knowing that we are going down as it is something that has been looming over us all season and has always been a possibility. Our play has picked up the last nine goals under the custody of Neil Harris and although there has been a lot more passion and desire and in my opinion better tactics on the pitch the skill level has still been below par, The last three games are proof of that, against Cardiff we gave a spirited  display but no clinical finisher which was also the same against Blackburn. The Derby game we gave it away with some poor defending but we managed to score three goals albeit two were penalty's. League One for us next season and it pains me to say it but that may not be a bad thing when thinking about the development of the team and Neil Harris.

Who will stay?

We have some good youngsters playing in the first team and on the bench and there's a few more waiting in the wings. Not forgetting Fred on loan and Wycombe and Jake Goodman at AFC Wimbledon we have the basis fo a young and exciting team. Lee Gregory will score goals at that level and Cowan-Hall should shine. Add a sprinkling of the Jimmy Abdou and Ed Upson and Co and things are looking rosy. Could we sign Jos Hooiveld? maybe not.  I Don't know if Nicky Bailey will be here for the new season but cover in that position is not a problem.

Bottom five as it stands: Brighton P 45, 46 pts,  Rotherham P45 45 pts,  Millwall P45 41pts
                                          Wigan P 45 39 pts,  Blackpool P 45 25 pts



Neil Harris has been giving the managers job on a permanent basis and now he can plan for next season. He has a lot to do. There is twenty players who will be out of contract and this has to be dealt with first. Interesting times ahead.