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Harris praises "a moment of quality" in QPR victory

The manager's take on R's encounter...

29 December 2017

Millwall boss Neil Harris was full of praise for goalscorer Steve Morison following Friday night's 1-0 Sky Bet Championship victory over Queens Park Rangers at The Den.

Morison netted his first goal of the campaign in the 55th minute to settle a nervy evening and Harris lauded his striker's "leadership qualities."

"Steve's performances and leadership qualities have been outstanding. He gets embarrassed with the praise I've given him in front of the players over the years, but you're never too grey or too old to get that kind of praise from your manager. The goal has been a long time coming and his performances have warranted a starting place. He showed that tonight."

On the subject of the game itself, the manager claimed that both sides played their part in a "great" London derby.

"It is satisfying," he said. "It's a great evening for us because we've got three points. We knew there was an added spice to the game, so the atmosphere was brilliant off the back of that. 

"QPR certainly played their part on the pitch and off the pitch with their fans. It was a great London derby. It lacked a bit of quality at times, but there was tackles and aggression. 

"Credit to QPR, because there's not many sides that have come here this season and knocked us off our stride in the first-half. However, my boys find a way - especially here at The Den - to up it.

"I said at half-time that there was either going to be a mistake or a piece of quality to win it, or it was going to peter out into a 0-0. That moment of quality was delivered by Jed Wallace and Steve Morison, who deserved his goal for his performance tonight and what he has achieved so far this season."

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