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Harris pleased with three points in MK Dons win

4 March 2017

"At this stage of the season, it's about winning games," says the manager

Neil Harris was pleased with three points in Saturday afternoon's 2-1 Sky Bet League One win over MK Dons.

Lee Gregory's double - one from the penalty spot - secured a 17th match unbeaten for The Lions and ensured that they remain in the Play-Off places.

"At this stage of the season, it's about winning games," said Harris. "It's not about who's the better team, who plays the best football - it's just about getting over the line. 

"I thought it was a niggly game, one which MK Dons slowed down. They came to frustrate us and slow the game down. At times, I thought we got sucked into that.

"Our decision making with the ball was poor and MK Dons made it extremely difficult for us at times. 

"But, certainly, I'm very pleased with three points."

Ben Reeves' strike on 30 minutes levelled the scoring and meant that Millwall had conceded for the first time in 14 and a half hours of football.

Despite the late victory, Harris had cause for concern regarding the build-up to the goal.

"I'm not going to bemoan my players - the run was going to come to an end at some stage. It was going to be a wonder-goal to beat us, but our set-up from the corner was poor.

"I've explained to the players that fine detail is the difference between success and failure. We've been successful as of late because our fine detail has been exemplary. Today, it was poor for the corner that lead to the goal."

For the second time in a week, the manager also reserved special praise for goal-scorer Gregory.

"Gregs is a strong boy, a real strong lad. Two in a week - two match-winners - off the back of two misses at Oldham, that takes bravery.

"Lee Gregory was a calm head on a day where there weren't many calm heads, especially in the last minute."

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