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The manager's take on Wednesday win

Harris' view of Owls encounter...

20 February 2018

Millwall boss Neil Harris urged there is a "long way to go" in the 2017/18 Sky Bet Championship campaign despite seeing his side stretch their unbeaten run to seven matches with a 2-1 defeat of Sheffield Wednesday at The Den on Tuesday night.

Joey Pelupessy's sweet strike nudged The Owls into the lead shortly before half-time, but goals from Lee Gregory and Steve Morison turned the game on its head in the second-half.

The winning goal was followed by a stoppage of almost 10 minutes, however, as Wednesday's Jordan Thorniley suffered an injury - something that wasn't far from the front of the manager's mind.

"First and foremost, I hope Jordan Thorniley is ok," he said. "By the looks of it he has a horrific injury and the thoughts of myself, my players and my staff are with him - he was playing very well.

"As far as we're concerned, I'm pleased. At half-time, I had no complaints. There was no ranting from me and nothing tactically to change, except maybe being more aggressive with and without the ball. We could've pressed a bit more without it and moved the ball a bit quicker with it.

"In the second-half, we were outstanding and scored two great goals. We could've scored a couple more and when we had to stand tall, we did."

The victory moves The Lions up to 11th place in the Sky Bet Championship table and eight points away from the top six - but the boss stressed the need to remain grounded, beginning with the trip to Burton Albion on Saturday afternoon.

"Let's not get carried away with ourselves. We know the points gap has decreased above us, and for my players to be in 11th position is a great place to be. Full credit goes to them for that, but we've got a long way to go.

"It's all about Burton on Saturday now. They came here earlier in the season and robbed us of the points. We want to put that right this weekend. The boys are loving it."


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