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Harris hails 'outstanding' Wembley-bound Millwall

7 May 2017

Boss full of praise for The Lions

Neil Harris said his Millwall side put in an "outstanding performance" to book their place in the Sky Bet League One Play-Off Final at Wembley for the second consecutive season.

The Lions came from behind to beat Scunthorpe United 3-2 in Sunday's Semi-Final second leg thanks to goals from Steve Morison (2) and Lee Gregory, booking a date with Bradford City at the national stadium on Saturday 20th May.

And a delighted Harris had nothing but praise for the efforts of his team at the end of a topsy-turvy clash at Glanford Park.

"To come away from home and win a game like that is testament to my players," he said.

"We went a goal down but they showed a fantastic response to equalise on the stroke of half-time, which was a crucial moment in the game.

"That gave us a lot of belief and it would've affected how the Scunthorpe players were feeling in their dressing room during the interval. My players fed off it and for the first 20 minutes of the second-half we were tremendous. Overall it was an outstanding performance.

"To get to Wembley for the second year in a row is a terrific achievement and I'm feeling very proud and pleased for everyone connected with the club tonight.

"My players have shown what incredible strength of character they've got yet again. We had to show it at Bristol Rovers last Sunday when everyone else had their Play-Off place secure and they've shown it again this evening.

"There was a lot of talk that Scunthorpe had done the hard job by getting a draw in the first leg but I know my players and I knew we could come to Glanford Park and win. I'm absolutely delighted.

"But the job is nowhere near done. We've got a shot at promotion but Bradford will provide us with a really stern test. We've had two tough, even games against them this season and I'm sure it will be the same again.

"It's down to use now to use the experience of last season to our advantage."

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