Date: 30th November 2015 at 10:20am
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Manager Neil Harris has said he was delighted with the ‘excellent football’ on display from Millwall in the weekend’s one nil victory over Bury at The Den.

Video – Bury Highlights (h)
Audio – Harris Delighted With Bury Win

Having said ahead of the game that the fans would see a far better performance from the players following on from the Fleetwood defeat, Harris told the official site in his post game press conference that for him the reaction couldn’t have been better and he’d been thrilled with the ‘excellent football’ on show.

With the winner coming from stand in skipper Shaun Williams who took the armband with Steve Morison on the bench following illness, Harris explained.

‘It was a classy strike. He has the capability to do that. I spoke before about goals all over the pitch and certainly important goals that win games. Hopefully Shaun scores more goals and they prove to be as vital as today’s one.’

As for the game itself, he went on to say.

‘I was delighted with the first-half. Some of our football was excellent, we created good chances and looked really threatening. Our performance in that first period was outstanding and I really enjoyed watching us play. Territory wise we got forced on the back foot a little bit in the second-half. They kept possession a little bit better, their full-backs and wide players went a bit higher to pin us back a little bit but it was just one chance for them and we missed three one-on-ones. We had to dig in during the second-half and grind it out, which we managed to do. I’m tempted to say it is our biggest win of the season so far.’

With 17 year old left back Noah Chesmain being the next Academy product to make his debut in the game, Harris picked him out for special praise as well for his performance and how he slotted in.

‘There are loads of positives for us to take out of it, not least Noah making his debut. He has been excellent for the under 18s and the under 21 group. He has deserved his opportunity and I thought he did really well in the time he had on the pitch.’

The gaffer ended by talking about the spirit within the camp.

‘There is a great spirit within the group at the moment and that was typified by Steve Morison today. He has been unwell and wasn’t meant to come but felt like he could get here and see how he felt. He came on and gave us a real performance in 30 minutes despite being ill, which is another real positive.’

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