Date: 5th May 2017 at 5:47pm
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Manager Neil Harris has said that he was pleased with Millwall’s performance against Scunthorpe United in last night’s Play Off semi final first leg tie.

With Harris expecting a tight and tense affair, neither side let him down on that front with limited chances for both to secure a first leg advantage.

Speaking to the official site in his post game press conference, Harris said that he was pleased with the performance in the stalemate and obviously keeping the clean sheet on the day was very important.

‘I thought we were really good in the first half. I thought we bossed it. The ball was in the air quite a lot and there were a few feisty challenges. I don’t think there was huge amounts of quality in the game, but we put a lot of good balls in the box, moved the ball around well and had a lot of set-plays. On the whole, I’m pleased with the performance and that we were the better side out of the two and I’m certainly pleased not to have conceded a goal.’

With the second leg up on Sunday at Glanford Park, Harris wasn’t concerned about home field advantage for the opposition on the day.

‘We would’ve loved to have had a lead going into the second leg, but we as a team and a club, when we’ve been the underdog – that’s when we’re at our best. We have to make sure we’re every bit as resilient on Sunday, but we’ll also make chances. We’re capable of scoring goals away from home.’

Defender Byron Webster was also speaking following the game and he knew it was all to play for but given the performance we should’ve taken the win.

‘We have to win on Sunday, it’s that simple. It’s exciting times, nervous times. I’m sure there will be a lot of nerves out there but hopefully we can use them to get the result.’


‘They will throw everything at us at their place, in front of their fans. We have to be solid defensively and make sure we take our chances when we’re on the attack. I truly believe that where you end up at the end of the season is where you belong. We have one final match now and we will be doing everything we can to make sure our season doesn’t end at Scunthorpe. We have good leaders in the group and the youngsters have played a lot of games too. We have learnt how to deal with these high pressure situations this season and that should stand us in good stead.’

With more than 1000 fans expected to make the trip this weekend, Webster knew they could have a crucial part in the victory.

‘Not many teams like coming to The Den so if we can make it more like a Den atmosphere at their place it’s only going to benefit us.’

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