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Millwall boss Harris delighted with "excellent football" in the win over Bury

28 November 2015

Chopper takes plenty of positives from Saturday's Den victory

Millwall boss Neil Harris praised his players for the "excellent football" they played during Saturday's 1-0 victory over Bury at The Den.

Shaun Williams scored the winner early in the first-half with a fine goal from distance to help Millwall leapfrog Bury and climb up to seventh, two points off of Peterborough United in the final Play-Off position.

Steve Morison started on the bench because of illness which meant that Williams took the captain's armband and Harris, whose side face Burton next up, was impressed with the stand-in skipper's match-winning effort.

"It was a classy strike," he said.

"He has the capability to do that. I spoke before about goals all over the pitch and certainly important goals that win games. Hopefully Shaun scores more goals and they prove to be as vital as today's one.

"I was delighted with the first-half. Some of our football was excellent, we created good chances and looked really threatening. Our performance in that first period was outstanding and I really enjoyed watching us play.

"Territory wise we got forced on the back foot a little bit in the second-half. They kept possession a little bit better, their full-backs and wide players went a bit higher to pin us back a little bit but it was just one chance for them and we missed three one-on-ones.

"We had to dig in during the second-half and grind it out, which we managed to do. I'm tempted to say it is our biggest win of the season so far."

It proved to be a special day for 17-year-old left-back Noah Chesmain, a product of Millwall's Academy, who came off the bench late on to make his first senior appearance for The Lions.

"There are loads of positives for us to take out of it, not least Noah making his debut.

"He has been excellent for the under 18s and the under 21 group. He has deserved his opportunity and I thought he did really well in the time he had on the pitch.

"There is a great spirit within the group at the moment and that was typified by Steve Morison today. He has been unwell and wasn't meant to come but felt like he could get here and see how he felt. He came on and gave us a real performance in 30 minutes despite being ill, which is another real positive."

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