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Harris: We were outstanding

3 April 2015

Interim boss Chopper full of praise for his players after derby win

Interim Millwall manager Neil Harris described the performance of his players as "outstanding" after they came from behind to beat Charlton Athletic 2-1 at The Den.

Alou Diarra handed 10-man Charlton the lead in the 67th minute but Magaye Gueye - a second-half substitute - equalised before setting up Jos Hooiveld for a dramatic winner in the 87th-minute.

The victory is Millwall's first at The Den since October and lifts The Lions to within four points of the Championship safety zone.

"I made the team a promise that we would win if we played as we could and I'm so glad I didn't break that promise," Harris said afterwards.

"I thought we were outstanding in the game and I'm absolutely delighted for the players.

"Their goal was a blow but we kept going and going and I thought our spirit was phenomenal. We kept doing the right thing.

"The boys are giving me and Dave Livermore absolutely everything and I cannot fault them in any way.

"There is a real sense of belief amongst the players and they have made that all for themselves."

Harris was also full of praise for the Millwall fans, who helped to create a fantastic atmosphere inside The Den.

"The fans work hard and pay their money to come and see us," he said.

"Their support has been brilliant.

"We are where we are in the League but they are right behind the players and that is a huge help for us.

"Even at 1-0 down the fans kept going for us and they played a massive part."

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