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Harris content with first leg stalemate

4 May 2017

The manager speaks after Iron draw...

Millwall boss Neil Harris stated that he "pleased" with Millwall's performance in Thursday night's goalless Sky Bet League One Play-Off Semi-Final first leg draw with Scunthorpe United at The Den.

In a predictably tight and tense affair, clear-cut chances were at a premium, with both sides settling to do battle for a place at Wembley in Sunday's second leg at Glanford Park.

The manager claimed that despite not winning the game and taking a lead to north Lincolnshire, the benefit of not conceding a goal was pleasing.

"I thought we were really good in the first half," he said. "I thought we bossed it. 

"The ball was in the air quite a lot and there were a few feisty challenges. I don't think there was huge amounts of quality in the game, but we put a lot of good balls in the box, moved the ball around well and had a lot of set-plays.

"On the whole, I'm pleased with the performance and that we were the better side out of the two and I'm certainly pleased not to have conceded a goal."

Sunday's second leg will see The Iron possess home advantage, but that's something Harris isn't too concerned about.

"We would've loved to have had a lead going into the second leg, but we as a team and a club, when we've been the underdog - that's when we're at our best," he added.

"We have to make sure we're every bit as resilient on Sunday, but we'll also make chances. We're capable of scoring goals away from home."

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