Date: 1st August 2016 at 5:41pm
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Manager Neil Harris has hailed an ‘exceptional’ Millwall performance in Tony Craig’s testimonial game against Brentford at the weekend.

The visitors to The Den took the lead in the game with a free kick, but Steve Morison got us back on level terms in the game and Harris couldn’t have been more delighted with the attacking and entertaining performance on show from the lads.

Speaking to the official site following the game, Harris knew we could’ve easily come out with a victory against our Championship opposition.

‘First and foremost congratulations to Tony for the day going so well, but also for his performance. I thought he was absolutely outstanding today. As for the game itself, we were disappointed with the award of the free-kick for their goal but it was a cracking set-piece. Other than the odd chance around that which they created, I thought we were exceptional with and without the ball. I’d like to think that the fans who came will have seen the practise we’ve put in over the course of pre-season on show today. I am disappointed with two things; that it looks like a possible hamstring injury to Shaun Hutchinson and secondly the fact that we didn’t score five, six, seven, eight or nine goals.’

Harris went on to say.

‘Today showed that if the players trust what we’re doing then we’ll be successful this year. We’ve done a lot of video work and sessions on the pitch which aren’t always the most exciting, but it’s a learning curve for them. This afternoon some of our pressing and the intensity of our play to regain the ball, as well as our patience, was outstanding. With the ball I thought we were exceptional between box to box. It was just the end product in the final third wasn’t quite there at times.’


Archer, Romeo, Webster, Hutchinson (O’Brien 19), Craig (Brown 87), Ferguson (Nelson 76), Williams, Thompson (Abdou 46), Gregory (Onyedinma 80), Morison (Pavey 80), Worrall (Wylde 76).

Subs not used:


Scorer: Morison (28).

Ref: A. Woolmer.

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