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Harris delighted with 'clinical' Millwall

23 April 2016

The boss provides his post-match assessment

Neil Harris was delighted with how 'clinical' his side were during Saturday's 3-1 victory over Bury at Gigg Lane - a result which strengthens Millwall's grip on a League One Play-Off place.

Chris Taylor scored directly from a corner after just four minutes before setting up Steve Morison for his 18th goal of the season shortly after the half hour mark. Ryan Lowe reduced the deficit seconds before the interval but Taylor scored his second - assisted by Morison - in the 83rd minute to make sure of a 10th away League victory of 2015/16.

"We got ourselves in front without really being on top in the game," Harris said.

"Bury asked a lot of questions of us by putting balls in the box and by playing a real risk and reward game. They're in a safe position in the League and they had a real attacking threat about them.

"We had to adjust things at half-time to be as solid as possible and in the second-half we were a real threat on the counter attack.

"We were clinical in the final third and they were good goals. We've been a threat going forward all season and I think that has been down to the blend between youth and experience and getting that right. Today we put Fred Onyedinma back into the side to give us a little bit of pace and he did really well before bringing on the experience of Ed Upson, who gave us a different dimension and an extra pass in midfield.

"Aiden O'Brien became a real threat in the final half hour as the game opened up a little bit and then there was Steve Morison, who has been outstanding. He has struggled a little bit with injury this week and we wasn't sure if he was going to make it today, but I'm delighted he did because he scored a great goal and the assist for the third, Chris Taylor's second, was top quality centre forward play."

Harris reserved special praise for Taylor, who capped an impressive individual display with his two goals.

"Chris has been here before and was very popular during his previous spell," he added.

"I've played against him over the years and he's a quality player and person, and is the type of man we want at this football club.

"Today he deserved his two goals. The first one may have been a little bit lucky but the second was a great break into the box and he epitomised the work rate, energy and tempo we had about us."

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