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Harris shares delight after "massive" win

14 April 2015

Chopper has his say following a dramatic night at The Den

Interim Millwall boss Neil Harris believes that Tuesday's night 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic has handed the club a big boost in the battle for Championship survival.

A rare goal from Jimmy Abdou - his first for two years - gave The Lions the lead before Magaye Gueye sealed a massive win with a superb solo effort in the dying stages.

It was a game packed full of major talking points - not least three second-half sendings off which saw Martyn Waghorn, Jason Pearce and Millwall's Ed Upson all handed straight red cards.

"That was a Millwall performance," Harris said afterwards. "That is what this club is all about.

"There were loads of incidents in the game and I'll back my players when that sort of thing happens any day. It's the way it is at Millwall.

"Some things were a little harsh. It wasn't a dangerous match and this is a man's game, but there were three red cards.

"But what I want to focus on is that we have scored two great goals in a massive win. 

"Jimmy Abdou certainly picks his moments! He has been absolutely outstanding since I've come in. Even when I played with him I also told him he had that ability to arrive late in the box like he did tonight. He continues to be a great player for this football club and he deserved that.

"It was also a brilliant goal from Magaye Gueye. He has made another huge impact from the bench."

The win lifts The Lions above Wigan and cuts the gap between them and Rotherham to four points. The Millers play Fulham in another huge basement battle on Wednesday night but Harris again insisted that he and his side are only focusing on themselves.

"Like I've said all along, what we are doing is just trying to go out there and win games of football," he said.

"We can't control what happens elsewhere. But what we can do is have an impact out there when it is our turn to play.

"We are still in a very difficult position but the boys are full of belief again."

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