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Shaun Williams piles praise on Lions boss ahead of Final

18 May 2017

Midfielder "enjoying the ride" in countdown to Bradford battle

Shaun Williams has praised Lions boss Neil Harris for leading The Lions to back-to-back Play-Off Finals and helping the midfielder regain his love of football.

The 30-year-old has experienced highs, lows and crushing blows since signing on at The Den three years ago.

Williams was ruled out for the back-end of the 2014/15 season after suffering a broken foot and admits it was a "tough period" as the club went on to be relegated from the Championship.

"It was difficult for me personally," he told

"I was out for the last few months and when I came back to pre-season training last year it took me quite a while to get going.

"This season I am really enjoying things. I have a lot to thank the gaffer for in that respect because i'm loving the ride and feel like i'm playing well.

"Getting promoted on Saturday would top the season off and i'll do everything I can to make that happen."

Millwall will make the short trip to the national stadium for the second consecutive year; an achievement Williams believes is testament to the determination and leadership within the camp.

"It's been a long, hard season. It's a credit to the lads, the manager and all the staff that we have made it to the Final again and have another opportunity to go up.

"We were defeated in the Final last year and we know what it's like to play at Wembley. I see that as an advantage and we will use that experience on Saturday.

"I think the club deserves and belongs to be in the Championship. Everything about Millwall, the fanbase and the facilities are set up for being in a higher division."

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