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Millwall boss Neil Harris salutes his team after Sheffield United win

20 August 2016

Second-half improvement seals Lions success against Blades

Lions boss Neil Harris felt his side improved significantly in the second-half to fully deserve the three points against Sheffield United at The Den.

He said: "I thought we were a little bit nervy and tentative in the first half. We needed to be more aggressive with the ball. We certainly showed more energy and tempo in the second half.

"What some of our fans need to remember is that, in spite of their start to the season, Sheffield United have some very good players and they are entitled to have the ball for periods in the game.

"In the first half we defended quite deep and didn't have a pass to get out. We didn't use ball as wisely as we could have, but we used the conditions better after the break and were more savvy.

"We tried to press high against Peterborough on Tuesday and got picked off. Sheffield United tried to do the same. We adjusted slightly in the second half and used the ball more effectively.

"Lee Gregory could have come off with the match ball, but I must praise Steve Morison for the composure he showed with the penalty at the death.

"I do think it's ridiculous having to play so many games straight out of pre-season. We're looking forward to Tuesday night against a team who have been scoring a lot of goals, but I will change the side again to give others a chance to impress and then we have another big game at Chesterfield."

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