Date: 14th September 2015 at 6:35pm
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Manager Neil Harris and hattrick hero Aiden O’Brien have been interviewed following the weekend’s three one victory over Crewe Alexandra.

Audio – Harris Delighted With Crewe Win

Speaking to the official site after seeing three strikes from O’Brien, a delighted Harris was pleased to see it come together for Millwall on the day as we registered our second win of the League One season in emphatic style.

It was the first career hattrick for the 21 year old as well, and for Millwall it means two on the bounce given the JPT victory over Peterborough.

‘He is a very talented young player and we have missed him in the early part of the season. It was an excellent hat-trick and quite rightly he will get all the headlines. However, I also felt that it was a very good team performance. Over the last 10 days or so we have been working on our defensive shape and linking with the midfield and I felt there was evidence of that today. Jordan Archer made some important saves for us at vital times and I thought Jimmy (Abdou) and Shaun (Williams) managed the game well in midfield.’

Harris went on to say that we now have another tough encounter against Port Vale in the Tuesday midweek match and he’s hoping we can continue where we’ve left off and pick up two back to back league victories now.

‘We now have another important match on Tuesday night at Port Vale and hopefully we can carry on where we left off today. There have already been plenty of ups and downs this season and I’m sure there will be more to come but there is a spirit and growing confidence amongst this group of players which convinces me that we are moving in the right direction now.’

As for O’Brien himself, in his interview he was obviously thrilled to get the first hattrick milestone under his belt.

‘I’ve scored hat-tricks for the U18s and U21s before, but to score for the first team was different, it was unreal. It is always good to win and if you do that then the camp is buzzing, happy, smiling and confident. We have to be happy with the result at Crewe as a team, but the most important thing now is to focus on Tuesday night’s game at Port Vale. Saturday has been and gone, it’s all about the next game now.’

With away form being a bonus for us this year, with a return of seven points from nine, O’Brien knows we can use that confidence to pick up another victory tomorrow evening, although with only one defeat this year, Port Vale will be tough.

‘We have won two in a row now against Peterborough and Crewe so we are going to Port Vale with our heads high and full of confidence. We`re going there looking to take all three points.’

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