Date: 22nd August 2016 at 4:48pm
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Manager Neil Harris has said he felt Millwall fully deserved the three points at the weekend against Sheffield United.

Having demanded a response following the heavy loss to Peterborough United, Harris felt he got just that from the players as they took a two one victory over United at The Den with goals from Shaun Williams and a late Steve Morison penalty to give us the win, after the visitors had equalised.

Speaking to the official site in his post game press conference, whilst he had issues with the first half performance, he certainly couldn’t fault the side for their efforts after the half time break.

‘I thought we were a little bit nervy and tentative in the first half. We needed to be more aggressive with the ball. We certainly showed more energy and tempo in the second half. What some of our fans need to remember is that, in spite of their start to the season, Sheffield United have some very good players and they are entitled to have the ball for periods in the game.’

He went on to say.

‘In the first half we defended quite deep and didn’t have a pass to get out. We didn’t use ball as wisely as we could have, but we used the conditions better after the break and were more savvy. We tried to press high against Peterborough on Tuesday and got picked off. Sheffield United tried to do the same. We adjusted slightly in the second half and used the ball more effectively. Lee Gregory could have come off with the match ball, but I must praise Steve Morison for the composure he showed with the penalty at the death.’

Harris ended by saying that he felt the fixture list at the start of the year was ridiculous for all clubs, as sides are having to rotate to keep things fresh with so little down time, and that of course gets in the way of consistency.

‘I do think it’s ridiculous having to play so many games straight out of pre-season. We’re looking forward to Tuesday night against a team who have been scoring a lot of goals, but I will change the side again to give others a chance to impress and then we have another big game at Chesterfield.’

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