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VIDEO: Millwall fans run away from police after trying to pitch invade

A group of Millwall fans have been recorded on video running away from police after trying to invade the pitch at last night’s game against Bristol City.

A large police presence was at The Den, which can be seen in footage below.

It was a huge game for Bristol City who went on to comeback form behind to beat Millwall and still eye on claiming a spot in the playoffs on the final day of the season.

The Lions, who already secured a place in the Championship next season as Rotherham United have already been relegated, went 1-0 up thanks to Lee Gregory’s clever finish before half time.

Millwall could have doubled their lead from the spot, however Max O’Leary saved Shaun Williams’ effort.

Jamie Paterson’s curled in a free-kick before Famara Diedhiou then fired into the bottom corner to seal all three points.

Lee Johnson’s men now sit a point behind 6th-placed Derby and 7th-placed Middlesbrough. Millwall remain 21st.

 

REMAINING FIXTURES:

DERBY COUNTY – Swansea (a), West Brom (h)

MIDDLESBROUGH – Rotherham (a)

BRISTOL CITY – Hull (a)

 

Following the final whistle, Millwall boss Neil Harris didn’t hold back when talking to the media.

He said: “I picked a team I knew that was going to work for me, that care. I put the three young lads on the bench because they care,” Harris told News at Den.

“We’re short of numbers because of injuries. The young lads have done well in the younger teams.

“There will be a lot of change in the summer, a lot of change. Some players have really let me down this year, have let the football club down. There’s been a lot that won’t come out that has made it difficult.

“A lot goes on that people don’t see. What I want is a group of players that I’ve had in the past that we’ve not had at times this year. A group of players that show commitment to the cause, that are good in the dressing room, that are professional within the football club, have a winning mentality and want to be better and learn.

“Players this year haven’t had that, that have told me they don’t ever want to play for this club again.

“We have to invest and get better players in over the course of the summer, because the Championship is getting better and if we don’t then we’ll get further away. That was evident this year.

“I cannot be any clearer, I can only have people that want to be at this football club within my changing room. People that put their professionalism and their job and their love for the game before anything else.

“Footballers are no different to society, no different to your friends when they have issues. The level of performance from some individuals this year has been nowhere near good enough.

“I’m the guy that has to stand on the touchline and take the brunt of it because I always back my players – but they’ve let me down at times this year individually and I won’t accept that moving forward.

“The time for change hasn’t been in January, hasn’t been in February or March. The time for change is in the summer – and I will change it.

“I don’t know exactly [how many players will be recruited] because of contract situations. I’m going to be ruthless this summer. I know exactly what I want to do.

“We’ve had a great period at this club. I took over at a time when relegation was inevitable. I changed the personnel because there were too many senior players on a lot of money that didn’t care about the club. I managed to get them out and bring new players through.

“We’ve just completed a four-year cycle. I’m not going to end up in that situation again.

“We need better players than what we’ve got, better personalities than what we’ve got. That’s what I’ll be telling everybody.

“I don’t do social media so I don’t need to hazard a guess what’s on it. I know my players better than anybody, I know my group mentality better than anybody. I know what needs to change. I know what players need to go and I know the players that need to come in. I’ll be doing my damnedest to change it.

“People have had an opinion this year, fair play to them, that’s fine, but I won’t allow people to question me or my changing room next season if it’s not right.”

 

Supporters of both sides took to their club’s Twitter to give their reaction on the result – check out what they had to say on the next page.

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