Date: 12th April 2016 at 3:51pm
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Manager Neil Harris has spoken of his delight at the character shown by the Millwall side in their victory over Shrewsbury Town at the weekend.

Hosting Micky Mellon’s side at The Den for the game, Milwall battled to a three one victory on the day with goals coming from Ben Thompson, Steve Morison and Lee Gregory, and with the disappointing draw to Colchester United in the match previous causing a small knock to Play Off hopes, Chopper couldn’t have been more delighted to see the side return to winning ways and keep the return to the Championship at the first time of asking alive.

Speaking to the official site in his post game press conference, a pleased gaffer explained that all credit had to go to the character of the side for not letting the visitors early goal upset them too much.

‘I’m delighted with the character. I said to the guys after the game that you can change formation and personnel, but it counts for nothing if your team doesn’t have desire and heart. The boys have come so far this season that we have gone past the stage of panicking at half-time if we’re trailing or not in front. Yes we adjusted the shape, but I said to the guys that we had to be braver on the football because we’ve got good footballers in the team; really good ball carriers and handlers.’

Harris wnt on to say that despite losing the five minute lead in the match, he’d seen enough from the side all season and in the first half, to know that we could more than get back into the game.

‘I saw hope for us before half-time. We got into some good areas, forced some corners and had a couple of half chances. We needed to particularly get between the lines because Shrewsbury came with a clear gameplan of 4-5-1 to frustrate us and hit us on the counter attack. Ben Thompson got us back into it with a goal right out of the top drawer. I’ve seen him do that for the under 16s, 18s and 21s in the last few years, and he does that type of thing in training, too. It was a great moment for him. That gave us the platform to build from and Steve did what he has done his whole career with that powerful header. The second-half performance was really very pleasing and I think in the end we deserved the victory. Lee’s penalty right at the end was the icing on top for us.’

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