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Harris pleased with Millwall's "attitude and desire"

9 August 2016

The boss provides his post-match assessment

Neil Harris was impressed with Millwall's "attitude and desire" during Tuesday night's comfortable 4-0 victory over Barnet.

John Akinde's own goal was followed up by efforts from Aiden O'Brien, Steve Morison and Fred Onyedinma (penalty) as The Lions booked their place in the EFL Cup Second Round.

And speaking after the game at The Hive, Harris praised his players for their efforts during the resounding victory.

"I was delighted with the group performance," he said.

"There were some individual displays which were outstanding and a few players certainly took their opportunity to play and impress me, their team-mates and the fan base.

"The first goal gave us a foothold in the game and the momentum to build on. The goals we scored were very good and to keep a clean sheet as well was an added bonus.

"I was delighted with the attitude and the desire, and the defensive responsibility was very good. You can talk about the flair but defensively we had to stand up strong because they had seven or eight players really attacking the set-pieces, whether they be long throws, corners of free-kicks.

"We can prepare a gameplan tactically but ultimately it is down to the players to do the business out on the pitch which they definitely did tonight.

"We have had to good games and two promising results, but we've achieved nothing yet and MK Dons at the weekend will be the toughest we've faced so far."

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