Date: 2nd May 2017 at 8:53pm
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Manager Neil Harris has praised the ‘outstanding character’ of the Millwall players for taking victory over Bristol Rovers at the weekend to secure our Play Off spot.

Booking a season extension and a hopeful run towards Wembley was in our hands as long as we took victory and whilst Bristol Rovers certainly didn’t make it easy scoring three goals of their own at the Memorial Stadium, a Lee Gregory brace and further goals from Tony Craig and Shaun Hutchinson saw us through on the day.

Speaking to the official site in his post game press conference, a delighted gaffer explained.

‘First of all I just want to say how delighted I am for the boys. We set out for a top six finish this season and they’ve achieved that on top of going on a phenomenal FA Cup run, so full credit to the players for their efforts. Talk about twist and turns. It was a game that had everything from start to finish.’

Harris went on to say.

‘Some of our play in the first-half was brilliant and we deserved to be in front. We opened them up on several occasions and scored some high quality goals. It’s disappointing that they then come back to equalise but the lads have shown outstanding character to go on and win the game late on. It was a terrific header from Shaun and typified everything that was good about us today. We had players throwing themselves in front of shots all afternoon to preserve what we had and now it’s about recovering for Thursday.’

With the final League One placings known, we face Scunthorpe United across the two legged Semi Finals and we host them at The Den this Thursday before the trip to Glanford Park with a Wembley visit the prize.

‘There promises to be two very tough games. Scunthorpe have got some dangerous players and have been in the promotion fold all season long. We know we are going to have to be every bit as good as we were when we beat them at home recently. Play-Off games at The Den are always very special occasions and I’m sure it will be rocking come that first whistle. That support will be crucial.’

In terms of the injury situation, a number of players will be monitored ahead of the game as a virus went through the training ground ahead of last weekend.

‘Sunday was a bit of a disaster to be honest. I woke up to find that three or four of the players were ill and they carried that sickness all day, right through to the coach ride home. We have to be really careful over the next 48 hours going into the game because there may be a last minute call on certain players.’

There were no fresh injury concerns though going into the game.

‘I have twenty senior players that are itching to play and they know their roles if they’re selected. Those that played on Sunday afternoon got through the match without any serious injuries or niggles and I will have some decisions to make when I pick a team.’

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