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Harris: Kitchener defined what it means to play for Millwall

RECORD goalscorer Neil Harris has paid tribute to Barry Kitchener, describing him as a man every player at Millwall, past and present, could look up to.

Harris, who scored 138 goals in 380 games during two stints at the club, has spoken of how Kitchener had a huge influence on him during his days at The Den.

"Barry Kitchener is the benchmark by which you measure a Millwall player," he told the club's official site.

"He was always the one for the likes of Rhino, Macca, Les Briley, Terry Hurlock and myself to look up to – he had an aura about him that he could silence a room when he walked into it.

"Everyone wanted to be in his company and I was fortunate enough to meet him many times, he always had words of advice and encouragement. I hung on every word he said.

"He knew what it was like to play for Millwall Football Club and set the standards that every Millwall player who followed him had to aspire to. He was a fantastic player and a wonderful man. He will be sadly missed."

Conor Sefton

(@ConorSeftonNAD)

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