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"We're a match for anybody in this League," says Harris

Read thoughts from the manager after KCOM Stadium victory...

6 March 2018

Millwall boss Neil Harris hailed The Lions' fifth consecutive win away from home in the Sky Bet Championship as a "big achievement" after his side won 2-1 at Hull City on Tuesday night.

George Saville - in the first minute - and Jake Cooper put Millwall into a 2-0 lead at the KCOM Stadium, but Abel Hernandez's late strike ensured a frantic finale.

The Lions held on, however, to stretch their unbeaten run to 10 matches in the League.

"You don't get a much better start to a game for an away team than that," the manager said. "I asked my players to impose themselves on the game and ask Hull questions regarding our approach. We saw that in the first minute.

"It was a typical Millwall goal and a really strong away performance. I looked at Hull's team and thought 'that's not bad, that' - they have some top players and some that aren't in the squad at all. But I thought my players stood really strong to them tonight.

"There were times in the second-half when they could have put us under the cosh, but we dealt with that really well. Being able to bring on Steve Morison and Tim Cahill with their experience was vital as well."

The Lions now sit in 11th place in the League table, six points off the top six. 

Regarding a late push for a Play-Off place, the boss stated that the club would "go for" the outside chance of a slot in the end-of-season lottery.

"Five away wins in a row in this League is a big achievement for us. Talk of the Play-Offs hasn't changed. We've still got a long way to go and still have to win a lot of games, but my players are confident at the moment. They go into every game thinking they can win. They have the right to do that.

"We've shown we're a match for anybody in this League and we have some good players. More importantly, we have a spirit and a gameplan to what we do, which the players stick to. I can't give them any more credit then what I've given them in the last few weeks.

"We move on to Saturday against Brentford - they keep talking about chasing the Play-Offs, but we're only a point behind them. If there's an outside chance, we're going to go for it. The aim at the start of the season was to get to 50 points, which we've got to with 10 games to go. I've said to the players that I now want 60 points as quickly as possible - let's see where that takes us."


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