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Read the manager's take on Cambridge win

The boss speaks after pre-season friendly...

21 July 2018

Millwall boss Neil Harris was pleased with some "outstanding" elements of play in The Lions' 2-0 pre-season friendly win over Cambridge United on Saturday afternoon, but also spoke of rustiness during the 90 minutes.

Headed goals from Tom Elliott and Jake Cooper in the second half gave the visitors victory and with the home side unable to find a way past Jordan Archer, the club kept a third clean sheet in pre-season.

On a boiling afternoon at the Abbey Stadium, the manager told after the game that the main thing from the afternoon was the lack of injuries and niggles.

"Firstly, we've picked up no injuries, which is the main thing," he said. "Everyone got the desired minutes that was required, so I'm pleased with that.

"There were some elements of the game that were outstanding and there were some elements of the game that were a bit rusty. I think the temperature, plus a slow pitch, played its part in that and made it difficult for us to move the ball quickly.

"End product at both ends was sparse - we could've used the ball slightly better in some areas. However, fair play to Cambridge, for 70 minutes they gave a very good account of themselves and made it difficult for us with the way they played.

"I'm delighted with the goals near the end. A clean sheet is a bonus, too. In pre-season, even if you're not at your best, it's nice to get a clean sheet and a couple of goals."

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