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Harris praises "belief" in Royals victory

The manager's take on dramatic Den victory...

26 September 2017

Millwall boss Neil Harris was delighted with his side's "discipline, patience and shape" in Tuesday night's 2-1 Sky Bet Championship win over Reading at The Den.

David Edwards gave The Royals the lead on 73 minutes, but George Saville's late double on 80 and 85 minutes turned the game on its head and secured a third straight Sky Bet Championship win at home.

"Football is a crazy game," said Harris. "It looked like a scrappy game that was going to be decided by a set-piece or a moment of quality.

"I didn't see Reading scoring, I have to be honest. It was a poor goal for us to give away from a corner.

"However, I thought our discpline, patience and shape was magnificent tonight. You can talk about the character, the desire etc of the group, but I think tonight, the belief is the main one.

"At this level, against good sides, to come from a goal down is a big ask. I give my players full praise for that because they've built that belief over the last six weeks through their performances."

The manager also went on to praise goalscorer Saville, as well as responding to claims that The Lions are beginning to find their feet at Championship level.

"We have plenty of goals from our midfield. Over the last couple of years it has been Shaun Williams, Jed Wallace, Shane Ferguson, Aiden O'Brien, but tonight it was George - he deserved both of his goals. I'm really pleased for him.

"We're still in that transition period, for me. Barnsley is a big game at the weekend. But, beating Norwich, Leeds and Reading - three big clubs at this level - show we deserve to be here."

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