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Harris backs England Lionesses

23 June 2015

Lions boss says World Cup success will boost women's game

Lions boss Neil Harris has been burning the midnight oil cheering England as they progressed to the Women's World Cup Quarter Finals with a dramatic 2-1 win over Norway on Monday night.

He is now preparing to do the same again as Mark Sampson's side, containing former Millwall Lionesses Katie Chapman and Claire Rafferty, gear up to face host nation Canada in Vancouver at 12.30am on Sunday morning.

"I'm really looking forward to it," enthused Chopper. "It will be a great atmosphere in a packed stadium and I'm hoping they can produce another performance to get htrough to the semi's and beyond.

"My daughter is eight and is involved with Millwall Lionesses, and the success of the England team and the coverage they are getting on the BBC can only help promote the women's game which is going from strength to strength at the grass roots level.

"Over the past 10 or 15 years, women's football has come on in leaps and bounds in terms of the pace of the game, with increasing numbers of players turning professional.

"The skill level has always been there and is improving all the time so people are beginning to sit up and take notice."

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