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Harris lauds "outstanding mentality" of players in Cobblers win

14 April 2017

"We played with tempo and energy," says the manager

Millwall boss Neil Harris stated his delight following Millwall's 3-0 Sky Bet League One victory over Northampton Town at The Den on Good Friday.

Aiden O'Brien opened the scoring for The Lions on 27 minutes following a slick move, before Jed Wallace thundered home the first of two goals seven minutes before half-time.

Wallace added Millwall's third in first-half stoppage-time.

"It was a very strong performance," said Harris. "The mentality of my players was outstanding.

"Northampton is a tough fixture at this stage of the season, because they play direct and with energy and they also have goals in their team.

"We stood up to their direct play and aggression and were workman-like, adding real quality, too."

Harris also singled out his goalscorers, O'Brien and Wallace, for praise following the win.

"The goals were brilliant Millwall goals - great strikes.

"We played with tempo and energy and got in good areas, before showing composure and quality to score.

"The first was great by Aiden and the second - Jed has the ability to do that. The link-up play for the third showed class with the football."

With three games remaining and with the club inside the Sky Bet League One top 6, the manager expressed his desire to "take one game at a time" as the campaign draws to a close. 

"I put a little bit of pressure of myself and the team today, because I presumed that everyone else around us would win. I knew it was an important game for us. 

"With just three games to go, there's going to be twists and turns. All we can do is focus on ourselves and get as many points as we can, so we don't need to rely on others.

"We'll take it one game at a time - Monday becomes a real important game at Fleetwood."

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