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"We'll keep taking each challenge as it comes," says Harris

The manager's take on Pirelli encounter...

24 February 2018

Millwall boss Neil Harris has stated that it is now about how far his team can go in the Sky Bet Championship after The Lions won 1-0 at Burton Albion on Saturday afternoon.

Ben Marshall's first goal for the club secured a fourth straight away win - a feat not achieved at this level since 1977 - and put Millwall just six points away from the Play-Off places in the League table.

The manager explained how "spirit" and "determination" dragged the club over the line at the Pirelli Stadium.

"For 40 minutes, that was an excellent away performance," he said, "We were solid, reliable and good on the counter-attack, but didn't really have that killer touch in front of goal.

"We then let Burton get momentum in the final five minutes of the first-half. I said to the boys at half-time that they needed to find a way to win the game, or at least stay solid at the back and get ourselves a clean sheet at the worst.

"It's not a goal that you associate with Ben Marshall, but it's a valuable contribution - we stood strong and found a way. I'd be disappointed as a Burton fan if my team hadn't got anything out of that today. It certainly wasn't one of our most vintage performances and certainly our worst of the week. But, we've got that spirit and that determination and a way of getting points at the moment - I'm really pleased"

With The Lions' unbeaten run now at eight games, Harris gave full credit to his players in the wake of the victory.

"For us now, it's how far we can go. We'll keep taking each challenge as it comes and keep trying to beat the opposition put in front of us. The boys are enjoying it and credit goes to them. Not just the 11, it's everybody - subs and players in the background, too.

"You maybe feel a bit for Burton, but we've been outstanding away from home earlier in the season and got nothing, so we maybe had a little bit of luck today that has been owed to us."


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