Date: 14th November 2016 at 5:16pm
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A delighted Neil Harris has said he felt Millwall could’ve been four or five up at half time in the weekend’s clash with Bristol Rovers.

Hosting the side at The Den for the game, goals from Aiden O’Brien, Shaun Williams, Lee Gregory and Harry Smith gave Millwall the commanding victory on the day, but speaking to the official site in his post game press conference, Harris was more delighted with the performance itself as we romped to our biggest victory of the season so far.

‘Bristol Rovers were excellent with ten men but for 37 minutes today we played as well as at any time under my stewardship. We could have been four or five up at half-time but we had to defend well because they’re a good side with some very good players.’

Harris went on to say.

‘At times we dug in and had to be patient. We made good decisions out of possession and took advantage when the chances came our way. The second goal killed the contest but I was delighted with all the goals. Harry Smith had an excellent debut while Lee Gregory led the line really well in Steve Morison’s absence.’

With Morison missing from the game, Harris was obviously asked for an update on him and his knee problem, and he confirmed he would be out for about a month and a half.

‘Steve has damage to his knee and will be out for about six weeks. Now it will be up to others to step up and lead in the way he does.’

Having found the net on the day in his Football League debut, having scored a brace in his maiden bow against Luton Town, Smith was also interviewed at the full time whistle, and he was just blown away by the week he’d had.

‘It’s a bit surreal. I had to borrow a lot of the lads’ season tickets to get all my family here for the game! After Tuesday I didn’t think it could get any better than that, but to make my League debut at The Den and score a goal, it couldn’t get any better than that.’

Smith went on to say.

‘Tuesday night, Luton had a lot of young players out, but the gaffer told me it would be tougher against experienced centre-backs at this level who have played a lot at this level or higher. It was difficult and more physical, but I thought I did quite well and I felt I could have scored before the goal eventually came. Lee Gregory and I worked together in training for a couple of days and I managed to set him up for a goal which he took well. The last week has all been a bit of a blur, but it’s been fantastic and just great to play at The Den.’

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