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Harris full of praise for in-form Millwall

6 February 2016

The boss provides his post-match assessment

Neil Harris was full of praise for his Millwall side after they scored three unanswered second-half goals to beat automatic promotion hopefuls Walsall on Saturday afternoon.

Lee Gregory scored either side of a memorable debut strike from right-back Mahlon Romeo, who impressed on his senior bow for The Lions.

The emphatic result closed the gap on fifth-placed Coventry City, and Lions boss Harris was a very happy man when speaking to the media afterwards.

"We knew we would have to be disciplined, organised and be able to withstand pressure from a good side," he said.

"Walsall caused us problems today and it was a stern test. But we also saw enough in the first-half to know that when we had the football in open play, in wide areas on the counter attack, we would create opportunities.

"The three goals we scored were cutting edge and I'm really pleased with how we opened them up and put them away.

"We have been very good away from home. That's 11 away wins for us this season and we are really proud of that fact.

"We are set up to withstand pressure but a little bit of lady luck helps at times, and the woodwork saved us today.

"But with the pace, athleticism and quality we possess, we can cause teams damage, as we did this afternoon."

Harris reserved special praise for debutant Romeo, who played a one-two with Jed Wallace before firing into the bottom corner to cap a memorable Millwall debut.

"It was one of the goals of the season," Harris said.

"He had a real difficult first 25 minutes against a good player, and he was dealt a harsh decision with a yellow card for what was probably the best tackle of the game.

"To be thrown in for your Millwall debut away at Walsall, who are flying high near the top of the League, is a tough challenge, but I thought him, Sid Nelson and Jed Wallace, all young men down that right-hand side, were excellent.

"I've got nothing but praise for the whole group."

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