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In-form strikers are "key to belief", says Millwall boss Harris

18 November 2015

Chopper pleased with forward players but urges collective responsibility

Neil Harris has said that Millwall's in-form strike trio are "key to belief in the dressing room".

Steve Morison, Aiden O'Brien and Lee Gregory are all in fine form this season and between them have scored 24 of the 36 goals The Lions have netted in all competitions so far.

Harris has managed to fit all three into a fluid attacking system but the Millwall manager has warned against over reliance on his strikers, instead insisting that scoring and conceding goals is a responsibility for the team as a whole. 

"Their form is a positive and it gives confidence to the team," he said.

"We can't keep a clean sheet every week so if you have got strikers who are scoring goals it is key to belief in the dressing room. But as I have said along, we score goals as a team and we concede goals as a team.

"What I will say though is that my strikers are all willing to learn. Steve Morison, even with his experience, wants to learn, wants to do drills with me and we do that collectively as a striking unit and individually.

"They all want to get better and that is a bonus for me because they have the work rate and desire.

"We do a lot of our work in units - whether it is me taking the strikers, Andy Frampton taking the defenders or Dave Livermore taking the midfield players - and split things up before putting them together.

"We are seeing the benefit of that at the moment but we have got a lot to improve on both individually and in those units."

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