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Harris hails Millwall striker Morison after brace at Chesterfield

27 August 2016

Boss Neil provides his post-match assessment

Millwall boss Neil Harris reserved special praise for Steve Morison after the striker scored twice to help The Lions beat Chesterfield 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Shane Ferguson opened the scoring at the Proact Stadium before Morison, who turns 33 on Monday, netted a superb brace - all before half-time.

Defender Sam Hird pulled a goal back late on for the home side but The Lions held on for a comfortable away win - their first in the League this season.

"The quality of his goals speak for themselves," Harris said of Morison.

"He loves playing for this football club. His experience is so important out on the pitch and during the week at the training ground, especially in terms of guiding the younger players.

"Today he was excellent and led the line exceptionally well, as he always does.

"All three goals were excellent finishes and a reward for the way we played. Our defensive shape was excellent, which it has to be against a team like Chesterfield. 

"They keep and move the ball really well, but we knew that when we regained possession we could hurt them going forward and so it proved. The players made some really good decisions out there."

Joe Martin was forced off with an injury during the first-half and his replacement, Fred Onyedinma, also had to be substituted during the interval having picked up a knock himself.

"Fred took a whack two minutes after coming on," Harris revealed.

"That was some real bad luck for the boy and for us, especially after losing Joe because of a problem with his shoulder.

"Lee Gregory didn't quite make it today and won't be involved against West Brom on Tuesday so we're a little bit light on numbers for that game. There will be changes but it's a chance for some others to impress."

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