Date: 10th May 2016 at 6:25pm
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Manager Neil Harris couldn’t have been more thrilled to see Millwall pick up another three points to further build confidence and momentum ahead of the League One Play Off semi finals against Bradford in the game at the weekend.

Making the trip to the Priestfield Stadium to face off against Play Off hopefuls themselves, Gillingham, Millwall took the last gasp two one victory on the day and it was the manner of victory that truly delighted the gaffer.

With Aiden O’Brien scoring the first for us, and then Lee Gregory getting on the scoresheet with a 98th minute penalty, the gaffer told the official site in his post game press conference.

‘What an achievement to get 81 points this season. When I’ve asked for Millwall performances and whenever I’ve questioned their mentality, the players have always responded. I have to give them every credit for that. To get a win in today’s game, in the circumstances we did, was terrific and the players are delighted in the dressing room. We’ve been due a late goal this season so it’s a real boost ahead of the Play-Off campaign. Both sets of fans helped to create a great atmosphere inside the stadium, a hostile one, and I think my players dealt with that extremely well.’

With Mahlon Romeo’s dismissal on the day being the one sour point, at the time of the post game interview Harris knew the straight red would possibly be appealed, but he didn’t know the Football Association would reject it, and Romeo will now miss the entire Play Off campaign.

‘My first thought was that it was harsh one. Mahlon is devastated and I certainly feel for him. We will take our time to look at it and make a decision on whether to appeal or not.’

With the three points on the day securing fourth spot for the side, and setting up Semi Final Play Off opposition against Bradford City, the gaffer said of the next two matches.

‘They are games that we are very much looking forward to. There has only been one goal between the sides in the two fixtures this season, so that tells you all you need to know. I’m sure it will be very tight up at their place and at The Den. Today’s game was the perfect preparation for the two legs. We wanted to go into them not just with a win, but with a really encouraging performance, which we managed to put in. Now we have to make sure the players came through the game OK going into Sunday’s first leg.’

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