Date: 2nd May 2016 at 5:04pm
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With a three nil victory over Oldham Athletic at the weekend confirming Millwall’s place in this year’s League One Play Off battle – well manager Neil Harris was rather pleased with how his first year in charge of the club has gone.

With goals coming from a Byron Webster brace and Shane Ferguson to pick up our sixth straight home win, pushing us back into third place in the table and securing the Play Off spot in the process, a delighted Harris told the official site in his post game press conference, that Millwall would now go into the Semi Finals with no fear given our own form.

‘We’re delighted with the three points. It’s nice to confirm our Play-Off place with a game to go and I’m really pleased for the lads because they’ve earned it. We scored three goals today and could really have had some more. I was actually a bit disappointed with our game management in the second-half when we allowed them more chances than I would like. But it is so pleasing to finish the regular season with six home wins in a row. That is a phenomenal run and you can see what is means to the fans. The relationship between them and the players is really strong, which is so important and is something I promised would improve at the start of the season.’

With Webster scoring from deliveries in either half, Harris went on to speak about the importance of set pieces and the success we’ve had from them this year.

‘It’s about desire. We’ve got players with good quality at delivery and I think we’re well clear now at the top of scoring goals from set-pieces this season – corners in particular. That’s a good achievement by the players and it was something we had to address at the start of the season. We work hard on them and it’s important that they are diligent with defensive and attacking ones. They have to focus on everything we do because there is rewards to be had with set-pieces; clean sheets at one end and there’s goals at the other. I’m delighted for Byron because he’s a terrific young man who has played really well this year.’

With our Play Off spot guaranteed, we don’t yet know the Semi Final opponents, but Harris isn’t too bothered by that because he knows we’ll make a game of it against anyone ultimately.

And equally it’ll be a tough match as anybody in the Play Offs at this stage of the season is more than there on merit.

‘You have to be a good team to finish in the top six in this League so it will be tough, no matter who we play. But we’ve got momentum and we’ve got confidence, which is a bonus going into any Play-Off campaign. The players will go into them with no fear and just look to continue playing the way they have been. But we have another big game before them, at Gillingham next weekend, which is one we’re all looking forward to.’

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