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Harris delighted for Millwall players and fans

9 January 2016

Millwall boss praises travelling supporters as Lions return to winning ways

Millwall manager Neil Harris paid tribute to the 362 travelling fans for their 'terrific' support as goals from Lee Gregory and Steve Morison saw The Lions claim their first League One win of the New Year at a rain-swept Boundary Park.

Having taken a second-minute lead courtesy of Gregory's 10th goal of the season, Millwall were pegged by back Mike Jones' 59th-minute leveller for Oldham.

However, spurred on by the vociferous Lions fans, Steve Morison popped up with just five minutes remaining to head home a winner from Shane Ferguson's sumptuous delivery.

Manager Harris enthused: "I am delighted for my players, but also for the supporters whose backing was terrific as always. I am sure everyone who travelled up did so before Christmas with the original fixture and had to turn back, so I am really pleased that they can go home celebrating a win.

"We made the perfect start and could have build on that but Oldham came back at us, as you would expect from the home side, but I thought we defended really well overall. We don't feel like it was a foul for their free-kick so maybe justice was done in the end.

"It was never going to be a classic game on what was a difficult pitch in some testing conditions, but I thought we did especially well in the first-half. We knew that they would have a go as the soon as the second-half started, which they did, but the players really dug in and I've got nothing but praise for them because it wasn't easy out there.

"Thankfully Steve managed to get on the end of what was a superb cross from Shane Ferguson and win us the game."

On the matter of Ferguson, whose loan spell from Newcastle United finished today, Chopper added: "We have put in what we feel is a very good bid for Shane, so now we just have to wait and see how Newcastle respond.

"We have loved having Fergie here and he showed today what quality he has on that left foot. He has really enjoyed his time at Millwall so far and is settled in London, so hopefully we can extend his stay."

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