Date: 9th March 2016 at 12:48pm
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Manager Neil Harris has discussed his delight at options in the middle of the park, and also praised the forward line.

With the recent three nil victory over Blackpool further helping Millwall’s run for a Play Off spot in the hopes of earning promotion back to the Championship at the first time of asking, manager Neil Harris has been speaking to the official site about his pleasure at the options he has available to him in the middle of the park.

With eleven games left in the regular League One season, Harris said with so many options to call on – and players he knows and trusts to do a job – it means he’s in a ‘lovely position to be in.’

‘He’s (Ben Thompson) a battler and a warrior. And you know what you get with Jimmy Abdou – you get exactly the same. I thought they were really good against a three-man midfield (Blackpool). I thought they dominated the midfield, the two of them. It’s really pleasing when you’ve got a player of the quality of Shaun Williams on the bench along with Ed Upson trying to force their way back in. It’s a lovely position to be in for me.’

Jed Wallace came in for particular praise in the interview as well with him scoring his first club goal at the weekend.

‘Jed has done really well. He’s bright, he’s lively and he puts good deliveries into the box. I watched him score some really good goals last year and he has been frustrated with his lack of goalscoring feats since he’s been here, so I’m delighted for him that he got that one.’

The South London Press also have the gaffer talking about the strike pairing of Lee Gregory and Steve Morison with both of them finding the net again in the Blackpool game.

Gregory notched his 21st of the year, whilst Morison’s penalty moved him onto 14 for the campaign.

‘I saw enough in an early training session when I took over last March to know I just had to get the best out of Lee. He is a goalscorer. We changed to a 4-4-2 formation, which I think suits Lee, and it gave him the confidence that he was going to play as a number nine. The message was ‘go and enjoy yourself’. His goal return for me has been second to none. He has got that hunger to score.’

Moving on to speak about Morison, he went on to say of his old playing colleague.

‘Steve has matured. His decision-making has got better. He plays a lot off-the-cuff and with real vision – sometimes it comes off and sometimes it doesn`t. I tell all my players to play with freedom. When you have got senior lads in the squad that make good decisions it really helps the younger boys. We`ve got a good blend at the moment, even on the bench. Steve`s leadership has played a big part. We`ve been fortunate that at the start of the season we had Aiden O`Brien on top form up until Christmas. He was scoring goals regularly. Since then Lee and Steve have stepped up. We`ve always had someone we can rely on and that has been key for us.’

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