Date: 24th November 2015 at 12:22pm
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Manager Neil Harris has spoken of his delight at Millwall’s attacking intent following the four one victory over Colchester at the weekend.

Video – Colchester Highlights (h)
Audio – Professional Win For Harris

Speaking to the official site following the game the gaffer admitted there were still passages to our play that he knows we can show improvement on despite the comfortable victory.

‘I’m delighted with the goals we scored. I thought we could have had a few more. Fred Onyedinma had one blocked, George Saville had one blocked and the keeper made two very good saves. We were also very close from a couple of set-plays where we just didn’t quite get on the end of the ball. Quality in the final third was key. I think Tony Humes will be disappointed that his defenders have made a couple of errors but you have still got to have the ability to capitalise on those errors. I think our front four players certainly had that ability today.’

Harris went on to say that being unbeaten in eight ahead of the game, we were obviously in decent form and we have good momentum behind us, so it’s about continuing that and still showing further improvement.

‘We were eight unbeaten before the break and we were really good at times and finished with a brilliant performance at Plymouth. The challenge was can you do it again today and they certainly answered that challenge. But I’ve just said to them, as good as we were in spells today we can be better than that and I’m disappointed we didn’t get a clean sheet, so I told them. The good teams win the next game, that’s my belief. We have a tough trip on Tuesday night against Fleetwood, a team who had a good result today.’

With on loan Newcastle player Shane Ferguson getting the brace on the day, he came in for specific praise from the manager.

‘Shane is a great lad, first and foremost. He has added some balance to our left side and certainly brings ability to the squad. He took his two goals very well. He was hugely disappointed that he missed an opportunity up at Blackpool but was in a similar situation today and scored both. He works hard at his game and is often the last one off the training pitch because he is practising free-kicks and things like that. Credit to him today because hard work pays off.’

Ferguson was also briefly interviewed following the game and he was hoping that his first couple of goals for the club would be the first two of many more to come in his remaining loan spell with us.

The 24 year old explained.

‘I’m just delighted to get my first couple of goals. I’ve been taking a bit of stick from the boys and the manager but thankfully it’s come now and hopefully I can get a few more. I’ve worked hard in training on my finishing and credit to the lads as well who set me up. That helps a lot.’

With it now being nine unbeaten, he went on to say.

‘You can see the effect on the whole squad, not just in the lads who are playing but in the young lads as well. It’s helping them a lot. It makes you try things as well because you’re confident and you can see that on matchdays.’

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