Date: 6th February 2017 at 9:46am
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Manager Neil Harris has spoken of his delight at seeing Millwall put in ‘outstanding professionalism’ in their performance against Coventry City at the weekend.

Travelling to the Ricoh Arena for the game on Saturday, Millwall battled hard to a two nil victory on the day with a first goal from Jake Cooper and another Steve Morison effort.

Acknowledging that Coventry certainly made life tough for us on the day, it was all credit to the players in Harris’ eyes for pulling the result out and going ten unbeaten as we look for a Play Off spot this year.

Speaking to the official site in his post game press conference, a delighted Harris said of the match.

‘It was a battle. The key was the two penalty areas – we defended well. Our centre-halves were outstanding at one end and we were, at the right times, clinical at the other. We knew it would be a battle against a club this size, with its history and stature. We knew they’d be fighting today and that Russell Slade would make it difficult for us. We knew they’d be organised and up for it, but I thought the professionalism of my players was outstanding.’

Harris went on to say that really the scoreline and margin of victory should’ve been larger.

‘We stood strong and if we used the ball better on the counter-attack at times, we would’ve been out of sight a bit earlier.’

With the result putting Millwall in ninth place in the table and only two points off sixth placed Southend United – who we face next – that game now certainly takes on a slightly different dimension.

‘We’re on a good run. We know we have to earn every point at this level – we take nothing for granted. I’ve got a competitive squad, with players that want to play. The competition for places is going to be vital if we are to force our way into the Play-Off places and stay there.’

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