Date: 15th February 2016 at 10:04am
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Manager Neil Harris has once again praised the resolute defending of the Millwall side following the game against Rochdale on Saturday.

Making the trip to Spotland Stadium for the game against Keith Hill’s side, another Lee Gregory goal in the second half returned all three points and Millwall kept another clean sheet to take the victory.

With it being a hard fought win on the day, Harris knew that the win was defensively inspired and whilst he accepted Gregory would again take the headlines – he wanted to make sure the defence got the credit it deserved.

Speaking to the official site in his post game press conference, a delighted gaffer explained that he was thrilled to see the side battle to five wins in six.

‘It was a really disciplined and aggressive performance defensively, and the one clear opening we got we took. Lee Gregory will take the headlines again for yet another goal but I think he will be the first to pay tribute to the goalkeeper and the back four for a defensive display which deserved the clean sheet.’

Gregory of course took his tally to 19 for the season and nine in the last eight games, and Harris went on to talk about how tight a game it was, so the determination everybody showed – and Gregory burying our once chance on target – delighted him.

‘I’m delighted with the result. It was keenly contested and it wasn’t pretty at times, but the boys dug in for what we may look back on as a really important victory for us this season. The boys are throwing their bodies on the line for the cause and that is something which is really very pleasing for me as a manager. You can see the spirit on the pitch today, and I think that is epitomised by how the whole team and the subs, and the non-playing subs, went over to show their appreciation to a fan base that again travelled in large numbers to come and see a good Millwall performance. We’re in a good position in the League and we’re on a good run, but we are still here for one reason – to get better as a club for the future. There are no promises or expectations this year, but what is expected is that we grow with this group of players for the future.’

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