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Harris delighted with "point gained" in Blades draw

Read from the boss after United stalemate...

14 April 2018

Millwall boss Neil Harris stated that both sets of supporters at The Lions' 1-1 Sky Bet Championship draw with Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon can be "proud" of the way they have overachieved.

Leon Clarke gave The Blades the lead in the 74th minute in a keenly-contested encounter, but Steve Morison hit his fifth goal of the season just two minutes later to secure a point and a 17th game unbeaten.

Harris expressed his pleasure at the way his side hit back to claim a draw that keeps "distance" between Millwall and United.

“That's a point gained for us, definitely," he said, "Credit to both sides in a fantastic atmosphere – I used to love playing at Bramall Lane.

“The game was between two sides with so much at stake, but they still managed to produce some really good moments of football. I thought there was some edginess on the pitch as well, which is probably natural for this stage of the season, but it's a good point for us because it keeps the distance between us and them.

"Also, to be one goal down here and for the atmosphere to be so alight and then to hit straight back means this is an excellent point."

The manager also responded to questions regarding Steve Morison's inclusion with praise, labelling the goalscorer as a "leader" after he was left out of Tuesday's 2-0 win at Bolton Wanderers.

"Steve was rested on Tuesday. I felt that against Sheffield United, Steve was going to be key - and he was key. I'm pleased I made the decision to rest him during the week because Tom Elliott scored then and Moro scored today. Where we are in the season, you need leaders to step up - Steve has done that again for Millwall today."

Harris also reserved praise for his opposite number Chris Wilder, claiming that The Blades - along with Brentford - have given Millwall their toughest test in this current unbeaten run, now standing at 17 matches.

"In recent weeks, Brentford were better than us at The Den but we got away with a 1-0 win. Today, Sheffield United put us under pressure. They're a really good side. Chris [Wilder], like me, has had time to build something and recruit players to fit in the way they want to play.

"I was extremely proud standing on the touchline with Chris watching two teams who have overachieved this season and two teams whose sets of fans can be proud of what they've seen."


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