Date: 3rd April 2017 at 9:39am
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Manager Neil Harris was a proud man against at the full time whistle in Millwall’s victory over Scunthorpe United at the weekend.

With back to back losses against Swindon Town and Sheffield United, Harris had wanted a response against Scunthorpe and he more than got that as Millwall returned to winning ways with Shaun Williams’ early penalty, and further second half strikes from Shane Ferguson and Aiden O’Brien.

Although we conceded in the three one win, the fact their goal came deep into stoppage time at the end of the game meant it was a job well done for the gaffer as we keep our noses in touching distance of that final Play Off spot.

Speaking to the official site in his post game press conference, a delighted Harris explained that from the first whistle the players were right at it on the day.

‘We focused today on not just a performance, but mentality. Scunthorpe are a big, physical team, aggressive in their approach and we knew at home, we’d have to match that and run past them. From the first whistle, the players were outstanding. They won their individual battles and we won a collective battle. We picked up more second balls, won more headers – we was excellent. The two goals in the second-half show that.’

Harris went on to single out the efforts of O’Brien and Steve Morison in leading the line on the day and for him overall it has been a ‘Millwall team’ putting in a ‘top performance’.

‘Aiden got better as the game went on and his finish from a great team move was outstanding. Steve Morison was back to his best, he led the line superbly and won the battle against two physical centre-halves. I put a Millwall team out there today. Players that aren’t usually known for going into tackles – they gave it to me. To sum it up, it was a really, really top Millwall performance.’

With Lee Gregory missing out in this one, he went on to say that his groin injury did mean he remained ‘very doubtful’ for Tuesday evening’s trip to Shrewsbury Town.

London News Online have Harris clarifying.

‘He has a small tear in his stomach wall between his groin and stomach. Will he be available for Tuesday? Very doubtful. He has a possibility of Saturday at Gillingham.’

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