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Harris pleased with victory in "difficult" Coventry trip

4 February 2017

The manager speaks following Ricoh victory...

Neil Harris praised the "outstanding professionalism" of his players as Millwall battled to a 2-0 win over Coventry City on Saturday afternoon.

Goals from Jake Cooper - his first for the club - and Steve Morison ensured a tenth match unbeaten for The Lions in their pursuit of a place in Sky Bet League One's top six.

Harris stated that he knew The Sky Blues would make life difficult for his side despite their struggles, but lauded his squad for coming through a "battle."

"It was a battle," he said. "The key was the two penalty areas - we defended well. Our centre-halves were outstanding at one end and we were, at the right times, clinical at the other. 

"We knew it would be a battle against a club this size, with its history and stature. We knew they'd be fighting today and that Russell (Slade) would make it difficult for us.

"We knew they'd be organised and up for it, but I thought the professionalism of my players was outstanding.

"We stood strong and if we used the ball better on the counter-attack at times, we would've been out of sight a bit earlier.

The result moves Millwall up to ninth in the League table, two points away from sixth-placed Southend United, who are The Lions' next opponents.

With a glut of games in February, Harris realises the need to "earn every point" as the club look to rise up the table.

"We're on a good run. We know we have to earn every point at this level - we take nothing for granted.

"I've got a competitive squad, with players that want to play. The competition for places is going to be vital if we are to force our way into the Play-Off places and stay there." 

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