Date: 28th July 2015 at 5:32pm
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Manager Neil Harris has said he was pleased to see the progress that Millwall had made when we took to the pitch against Stevenage the other day.

Audio – Harris On Stevenage – click here

With defender Mark Beevers scoring the only goal of the game in the 62nd minute of our one nil win at The Lamex over Teddy Sheringham’s new team, Harris explained that he had been pleased with the attacking quality we had on display although obviously we need to sharpen up in front of the net and take those opportunities on a far more regular basis – but at this stage of the pre season he could see lots of positives although granted there is still work to do before the League One kick off.


Forde (Archer 56), Cummings (Nelson 73), Webster, Craig, Beevers (J.Martin 73), Cowan-Hall (Onyedinma 56), Abdou (Upson 46), Williams (Thompson 73), L.Martin (Powell 56), Marquis, Gregory (Philpot 56).


Romeo, Pavey.

Scorers: Beevers (62).

In quotes carried by the official site following the game, the gaffer explained that for him he’d seen ‘clear progression’ from the players in the game compared to where we were at the beginning of the pre season campaign.

‘First of all it was great to go out there and get a win. We have worked exceptionally hard all pre-season, as have all teams, but we have really pushed the boys. This week we have really sharpened up in training and I think we saw that out on the pitch today. Our movement from the two wide men and the two strikers was outstanding. John Marquis and Lee Gregory looked a real pair up front for us.’

Harris went on to say that if he had to be critical then it would come down to us only scoring once in the game given the chances we created as we really should’ve given ourselves a bigger margin but hopefully that additional sharpness will come in the next few weeks – but he wasn’t going to be too concerned with that because as long as chances are created logic states eventually they will go in.

‘But there was some clear progression. We looked very bright and got plenty of bodies in the box.’

As part of that further improvement, he knows we have to provide more of a threat from set pieces.

‘We need to be doing better from set-pieces. There hasn’t been enough goals from corners and free-kicks. The delivery needs to be good but the hunger to win the ball is key.’

A further part of that improvement is continuing to strengthen and he again talked about identifying targets and finding players that he feels will fit the dynamic of the group but the next step is getting them over the line.

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