Rotherham United: Rival boss Neil Harris calls for ‘fair’ Football League hearing

Neil Harris
Neil Harris

The man with more to gain from a Rotherham United points deduction than any other has called on the Football League to make a “fair” decision.

The Millers are accused of fielding an ineligible player against Brighton and could be docked three points when a three-man disciplinary commission sits within the next fortnight.

And Neil Harris, boss of Millwall, the club five points behind Rotherham in the battle for Championship survival, said: “We want a fair decision. That is all we can ask for.”

The Lions occupy the third and final relegation spot, with the Millers sitting one place above them.

Any reduction in the 44 points tally of Steve Evans’ side could potentially swing the scrap for safety in favour of the South-east London club.

Harris, a former player at The New Den and now in caretaker charge, added: “I have spoken about a lot of things we can control, like our games. We can’t worry about what is going to happen regarding Rotherham. What will be, will be.

“What we can do is have an impact when we play.”

Millwall have picked up under Harris after the sacking of Ian Holloway but the Millers would be clear favourites to stay up without the charge.

The FL believe they played Derby County loan teenager Farrend Rawson in the 1-0 win over Brighton when his clearance hadn’t been officially ratified.

Rotherham, who have beaten Millwall home and away this season, have three matches left while their rivals four.

But Millwall will have played twice, away to Cardiff City today and at Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday, before the Millers are next in action, on April 25 at home to Norwich City.

Harris said: “We are still in a difficult position, but the boys are full of belief again.”

Striker Conor Sammon has rejoined parent club Derby County as his Millers loan spell was due to expire this weekend.