Date: 5th May 2015 at 6:58pm
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Manager Neil Harris has spoken about our four two defeat to Kenny Jackett’s Wolverhampton Wanderers and lavished praise on young talent Jamie Philpot.

With relegation to League One this season confirmed, the result wasn’t what anybody wanted really but there was certainly a bright spark in terms of the debut of Jamie Philpot who scored his first professional goal in the game.

Speaking to the official site Harris was obviously focused on our emerging talent who scored after coming off the bench, having only signed his first pro deal last Thursday.

It was a bittersweet day for our young substitute as he found the net with his first touch in the game, before then going off minutes later with an injury but with Harris’ thoughts already on next season naming six Academy graduates in the squad in hindsight probably wasn’t a surprise.

‘I’m delighted for young Jamie because he has deserved his chance with the way he has performed for the U21s this season. He is a natural finisher and it is good to have one of those in the club no matter the age. Jamie showed what he can do by making that kind of impact and we hope the injury which forced him off isn’t too serious.’

Harris went on to say that he is looking to give our younger talents the opportunities they deserve in the first team because they are obviously a huge part of our future and having named three in the starting line up, he was delighted with what he got from them on the day as Aiden O’Brien continued his own development by grabbing the other goal.

‘We are looking to give our younger players the opportunities they deserve. They are a big part of Millwall’s future and we saw that again today with Aiden scoring as well, Jack Powell and Sid Nelson doing well, Alfie Pavey coming on and also Ben Thompson, who would’ve come off the bench if it wasn’t for Jamie’s injury.’

As for the game and the performance itself, he went on to say that largely he was pleased with our attacking intent on the day, but obviously we needed to tighten up some against a talented Wolves front line.

‘I thought we could’ve defended a lot better and I’ve said that in the dressing room. We let in four goals and that is not acceptable. But going forward I thought we did well. We created a lot of chances and caused them some problems. On another day we could’ve scored some more goals.’

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