Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

Harris: "From the first whistle, the players were outstanding"

1 April 2017

The manager delighted with Iron victory...

Neil Harris expressed his delight with Millwall's 3-1 Sky Bet League One win over Scunthorpe United on Saturday afternoon at The Den.

A Shaun Williams penalty set The Lions on their way as early as the 3rd minute, with goals from Shane Ferguson and Aiden O'Brien securing a comfortable victory.

Matt Crooks scored a consolation for The Iron with the final kick of the game.

"We focused today on not just a performance, but mentality," said Harris.

"Scunthorpe are a big, physical team, aggressive in their approach and we knew at home, we'd have to match that and run past them.

"From the first whistle, the players were outstanding. They won their individual battles and we won a collective battle.

"We picked up more second balls, won more headers - we was excellent. The two goals in the second-half show that. 

Harris singled his front two of O'Brien and Steve Morison out for praise, as well as stating that a "Millwall team" put in a "top performance" in the win.

"Aiden got better as the game went on and his finish from a great team move was outstanding. Steve Morison was back to his best, he led the line superbly and won the battle against two physical centre-halves.

"I put a Millwall team out there today. Players that aren't usually known for going into tackles - they gave it to me.

"To sum it up, it was a really, really top Millwall performance."

Harris also mentioned that Lee Gregory missed today's game with a groin injury. The manager rated him as "very doubtful" for Tuesday night's trip to Shrewsbury Town.

Tweets by @MillwallFC

Advertisement block