Coach praises youngsters after Cup exit
Neil Harris stressed how 'proud' he was of his young Lions after bowing out of the Premier League Cup following a dramatic penalty shoot-out at Swansea City.
Aiden O'Brien's early goal had put Millwall on course to the Third Round, but Liam Shepherd levelled for The Swans in the second-half to set up extra-time and then penalties.
"From my point of view we had a young side out today and I felt really proud of them," said coach Neil Harris. "We played some terrific football in difficult conditions.
This is a great group of players and every match they want to learn, they see each game as a bit of a Cup Final. Today we changed shape during the game, playing higher up the pitch in the second-half and they were picking up my instructions straight away and took them on board. The boys were fantastic for me.
Although disappointed at going out on penalties - which is always a lottery - it was a top performance by the team. Fred Onyedinma was outstanding again, Aiden O'Brien scored a lovely goal and Sid Nelson at centre half was solid. It was a good all round team performance and after the early morning departure at 7.30am from the ground I couldn't have been prouder."