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"There's no question that my players do both sides of the game," says Harris

The manager's take on Forest encounter...

30 March 2018

Millwall boss Neil Harris has stated that his players are "taking each game as it comes" after they moved to within a point of the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs with a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest at The Den on Good Friday.

Shaun Williams scored his first goal of the season just 26 seconds in - the third time in the last four games The Lions have struck within the first minute - and Lee Gregory notched his 10th of the campaign to extend Millwall's unbeaten run to 13 matches.

The club have now also not lost at home since early November.

"We wanted to set our stall out as early as possible and we wanted to get after Forest," said Harris. "We trained with intensity. When we train, we train hard. We don't train for long at times - I'm a believer in getting your work done, but when you do it, you work hard, so every day the players are in, they train with that intensity.

"When we start games like that, on the front foot and agressively - that's how they train every day. If you ask if I'm surprised with the amount of early goals we have scored, no I'm not.

"There's no magic formula - I'm not a genius with team-talks - it's just the way we play. If a team starts slow against us, then they're going to have a rude awakening."

The manager went on to explain how his side are capable of "the nasty stuff," whilst also describing how his side exploited areas in which they could "hurt" Nottingham Forest.

"The temperament and attitude from the players is phenomenal. They carry out to the letter what we ask of them. You can see the players laughing and joking on the pitch with each other. That's fine with top teams, as long as they do the nasty stuff, too. There's no question that my players do both sides of the game.

"We try to play to our strengths, with two wingers in Jed Wallace and Ben Marshall, both good crossers of the ball, plus you also highlight areas in which you can hurt the opposition. We certainly felt like we could in wide areas and with balls in the box. Both goals came from those.

"We're taking each game as it comes. As we stand - a point off the top six - all the boys care about is beating Ipswich on Monday. Let's go and get the record of seven away wins - that's the mindset of the group right now."


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