Harris Overjoyed As Lions Keep Pace With Leading Pack

The Millwall boss was in good spirits following the Lions’ narrow but important win on Saturday, writes Ollie Rudgewick.

Millwall manager Neil Harris hailed his side’s “outstanding” home display in their 1-0 win against fellow promotion hopefuls Sheffield United.

The 38-year-old told Millwallfc.com: “I’m delighted because the performance that the boys put in today was outstanding.”

He also lauded match winner Chris Taylor, saying: “I’m delighted for Chris Taylor that he got the goal. His display epitomised all that was good about our performance today.”

The hosts made a flying start to the game with Taylor turning in Steve Morison’s cross just 90 seconds into his loan return to The Den.

Atmosphere

The Lions continued to dominate the first half with Morison and Lee Gregory spurning one-on-one chances, and Harris highlighted their inability to finish as the only negative from the afternoon.

Billy Sharp had the best chance of the second half for Sheffield United but he headed straight at Lions keeper Jordan Archer.

Captain Morison also spoke to Millwallfc.com about the special atmosphere during the victory. He said: “It was a brilliant atmosphere against Sheffield United. The more success you have the more the fans come through the doors.”

Rivals

The win sees Millwall stay fifth in League One, still only six points behind the automatic promotion places.

Harris outlined the importance of the result and the week ahead, as the Lions travel to play-off rivals Bradford City and host leaders Burton Albion.

“[The win] sets us up for what is a very important double header next weekend,” he said.