Date: 16th September 2015 at 6:07pm
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Manager Neil Harris has credited the team with putting in an outstanding performance in the two nil victory over Port Vale last night.

Video – Port Vale Highlights
Audio – Harris Delighted With Improvement

With the ‘toughest game yet’ returning three points, it means including the JPT Peterborough win, Millwall have now notched up three on the trot and speaking to the official site Harris couldn’t have been more pleased with the 90 minutes.

‘I’m delighted. There were some big individual performances out there but the team’s display, as a whole, was outstanding. It was tough to go again after playing so well and getting a result at Crewe on Saturday, but we managed to carry the momentum on. By half-time it could have been five or six-nil to us. We created a lot of opportunities and it was pleasing that in the second-half we were rewarded for our play in attack with the two goals.’

Harris went on to admit that in the second half Port Vale definitely came more into the game and they started handling us better, so to get the breakthrough in that period was pleasing as well.

‘When you have the goalscorers that we do then you can cause teams problems and we did just that. Tonight we dominated, certainly in the first-half, possession-wise because we had the energy and we had the movement. Players wanted the football. We have a strict game plan in and out of possession but players have to have the freedom to make their own decisions. At the moment we seem to look like a proper team.’

The gaffer also had words of praise for the fans because he knows it hasn’t been great for them of late, but again they turned up numbers and helped roar the team on so he was delighted to have sent them home happy.

‘You can’t ask for anymore. It is phenomenal support. I talked last year a lot about the link between the players and the fans. It’s hard because the fans are desperate to support us and we’ve not been winning home games. They are trying to stick with us and on the road they come because they know what they are going to get.’

Harris added that he was determined they would get that at home in the future aswell.

‘Well they are going to get that from the home games. We got the win we wanted against Peterborough and we have got the build on that on Saturday. I’m under no illusions. Eight or nine thousand are going to turn up on Saturday now expecting a Millwall performance and I put the pressure on my players to say they have got to perform.’

I don’t often quote opposition manager’s here, but speaking to the Stoke Sentinel in his own after game press interviews, Port Vale manager Rob Page described Millwall as the best team he’d seen so far.

‘In my opinion they are the best team we have come up against so far this season. They do both sides of the game really well. Fair play to their manager, they are up for the battle first and they have players in the team that can hurt you. When you have two or three who are off their game slightly and you are up against a team that is in form and playing really well at the top of their game then there is only one outcome unfortunately. ‘e were up against a good team.’

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