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Harris pleased with attacking play as Millwall secure first home win of 2015/16

1 September 2015

Boss Chopper praises Edwards and Williams after win over Peterborough

Neil Harris expressed his delight with his side's attacking play after a late goal from Shaun Williams secured Millwall's passage into the Second Round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at the expense of Peterborough United at The Den.

Williams met a pinpoint cross from Carlos Edwards, making his first appearance since September 2014, to nod home in the 92nd-minute and earn The Lions their first victory of the season in SE16.

"I thought some of our football was outstanding," Harris said.

"Some of our attacking play was really good and we created numerous chances.

"It's a big win, one that has been a long time coming for us. Sometimes you just need to get that first one to relax everybody.

"Next time we come here we will be positive and next time the fans come they can be positive. Their team won tonight and it gives us something to build on at home."   

Edwards slotted in at right-back for his first appearance in just short of 12 months and looked like he hadn't been away with a calm and confident display in defence.

And Harris was also full of praise of Williams, whose goal was the perfect reward after an impressive individual performance.

"First and foremost - welcome back Carlos!" Harris added.

"He was outstanding tonight. He was a little bit rusty in possession at times but he is calm and has played a lot of games in his career, so he knows where to be at the right time.

"For him to get through the 90 minutes was an outstanding achievement and it was great to have him back in the dressing room.

"We all know Shaun Williams' quality. We saw that even in a relegation team last year.

"He is desperate to do well. I left him out at the weekend and he responded today by putting in an outstanding display. He was calm and assured and he showed his range of passing."
 
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