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Harris - Keeper is heading for the Premier League

21 September 2015

Read what Lions boss Chopper said about Shrimpers' stopper

Millwall manager Neil Harris knows all about the quality of Southend United goalkeeper Daniel Bentley having played in the same Shrimpers side during his brief spell at Roots Hall.

Whilst the quality of Bentley's saves ultimately denied The Lions a share of the spoils in Saturday's 2-0 home defeat by Southend, boss Chopper was quick to praise the performance of his former team-mate when speaking to assorted members of the press after the game.

The Echo quoted Chopper extensively, stating: "I obviously know all about Daniel Bentley and Southend have got a top class goalkeeper there that will grace the Premier League very soon in my opinion," said Harris.

"He's won them this game of football with some very good saves but we didn't deserve to lose the match.

"We weren't excellent but our goalkeeper has not had a save to make the whole game yet he's still had to pick the ball out of the net twice."

In contrast, Bentley, who attracted an offer of £1.25million from Queens Park Rangers last month, made four fine saves during the course of the game to secure his second clean sheet of the season.

And his impressive display - which helped move Blues up to 17th in the League One standings - was also praised by Shrimpers boss Phil Brown.

"You need tin helmets when you come to Millwall and Dan Bentley quite simply donned his because he enjoys those moments," said Brown.
"As far as I'm concerned this lad will play at the highest level one day but when that is I don't know."

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