Date: 10th August 2016 at 10:07pm
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Manager Neil Harris has praised the attitude and desire of the Millwall squad following Tuesday’s League Cup victory over Barnet.

Heading to The Hive for the first round tie in the competition this year, Millwall took a very comfortable four nil victory on the evening with goals coming from an own goal, Aiden O’Brien, Steve Morison and a late Fred Onyedinma penalty.

Speaking to the official site in his post game press conference, a delighted gaffer explained.

‘I was delighted with the group performance. There were some individual displays which were outstanding and a few players certainly took their opportunity to play and impress me, their team-mates and the fan base.’

He went on to say.

‘The first goal gave us a foothold in the game and the momentum to build on. The goals we scored were very good and to keep a clean sheet as well was an added bonus. I was delighted with the attitude and the desire, and the defensive responsibility was very good. You can talk about the flair but defensively we had to stand up strong because they had seven or eight players really attacking the set-pieces, whether they be long throws, corners of free-kicks. We can prepare a gameplan tactically but ultimately it is down to the players to do the business out on the pitch which they definitely did tonight.’

With two games played so far in 2016/17, Harris simply wanted us to keep the run going when we face what he knows will be a toughest test yet in MK Dons at the weekend.

‘We have had to good games and two promising results, but we’ve achieved nothing yet and MK Dons at the weekend will be the toughest we’ve faced so far.’

With 22 year old O’Brien scoring in each game so far, he was obviously interviewed after the match and he revealed that with 13 goals to his name last season, he wants at least 15 this year.

‘I got 13 last year, I want to get 15 this year and if I reach that before the end of the season then I’ll push on to 20. But 15 is my target so if I get that I will be delighted.’

With new arrivals this summer and a good start to the year, he ended by saying.

‘They are great lads. Everyone of them is great to be around and they fit in so well. That’s always a good thing for the players and the staff. You would rather have four good strikers battling each other instead of just the one who won`t be having any competition. We’ve got a good connection so we’re going to push each other.’

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