No "grey areas" under Harris, says Millwall's Aiden O'Brien

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NEIL Harris has been preaching the "Millwall way" to his players since taking charge at The Den, according to Aiden O’Brien.

Harris' Lions produced an energetic and spirited performance against Brighton on Tuesday but were forced to settle for a point in a 0-0 draw.

But O'Brien, who has started in both of Harris' first two games at the helm, says the club legend has had an immediate impact on the atmosphere in the dressing room.

"Neil has been telling the players that the Millwall way is passion, pride, work ethic and giving your all," said O'Brien.

"The fans will back us if we give them that. If we give our all for the fans, show that we're up for it and work hard for the team, they'll be with us.

"The fans were unbelievable against Brighton – they kept us going and we can beat anybody with them on our side. We need to keep performing like this until the end of the season.

"Neil has experience of being in the dressing room so he knows what the fans want – he's played for them and is the club's all-time leading scorer.

"He knows exactly what we need. I'm not saying that Ian Holloway didn't know, because he did, it just didn't work out for him.

"We're performing well under Neil except for putting our chances away.

"He's told us exactly what we're doing, how we're going to do it and there are no grey areas. He told us 'if you don’t like it, see you later'.

"Everyone's got the message straight away and we're together as a group now. We know that we have to stick together as a team at this vital stage of the season.

"We've been tight in midfield and defence, and we've been organised. Now we've just got to put the ball in the net."

Meanwhile, Millwall have announced that Paris Cowan-Hall's ankle injury will keep the winger out for around three weeks.

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

17 thoughts on “No "grey areas" under Harris, says Millwall's Aiden O'Brien

  • March 19, 2015 at 13:08
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    Come on wall no1 like us we dont care we need 6 wins u can do it I believe in u do it 4 urself nd our beloved millwall COYL

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    • March 19, 2015 at 14:41
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      @I fear no foe: you are right m8 give it their best shot now and even if we dont make it ,they can at least feel good about themselves at the start of next year.

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  • March 19, 2015 at 13:20
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    I said after brum at home when we were 2-0 down and IH brought on O'brien to partner gregory,they linked well to give Millwall the initative,linking well to to create our goal and before the defence let us down by conceding a 3rd goal with these two it looked as if we could get at least a draw if not the win.That O'brien and greggs should be our main striker's,I know none of our forwards have scored many goals ,but i put that down to IH chop and change,tippy tappy, control freak football (seemed to me he wanted players to do his thing and not have any flair of their own).
    If you take the brighton game gregogory created two fantastic chances,one went just in front of our attacker
    the other one Wooly just failed to connect properly,so my point is,that if greggs is wide O'brien should try to be in the midddle and if O'brien is wide Greggs should try and be in the middle,they did this in other games and it has worked well,if this had happened from the brum game untill now i think we would be further up the league than we are now

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  • March 19, 2015 at 14:19
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    I think against Brighton Greg's had his best game yet, yes I know he did not score but he did look a handful, just missing the little bit of luck we have missed all season. I am resigned to league one next year and think if we keep the experienced players we have on contract including Paris, if he is ever fit, who is a known quality player in that league, along with Fred coming back, and O Brien, Jake Goodman, Sid Nelson all now 'battle hardened' we should at least see more wins, if that will be good enough to go up only time will tell.

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    • March 19, 2015 at 17:30
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      @lennie the lion: Gregory works quite well with Gueye. Might be worth a try but I can't justify dropping O'Brien.

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  • March 19, 2015 at 15:27
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    There were and are plenty of grey areas ,this is just a PR excersise, to keep the fans on board till the rest of the season but instead of Dunne its O'brien.

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  • March 19, 2015 at 17:34
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    A grey area has to be the dropping of Fabbrini? Our best player and most creative in the team, but instead we play both Abdou and Williams together in midfield. At home. They were disappointing once again on Tues

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  • March 19, 2015 at 18:13
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    its probably got something to do with him f****** off back to watford in mid april, he,s not gonna be a wall player long term, so go with what will be long term players for wall. only an opinion.

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  • March 19, 2015 at 18:49
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    Harris knows who could fit fabbrini shoes. He was in charge of youth. If not. Start looking millwall.. We have to many holding midfielders.

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  • March 19, 2015 at 21:47
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    The only grey areas are set firmly between the heads of Ambler and Company. How the hell this board justifies an existence is totally beyond me. Anywhere else, and they'd have been sacked. That's the ultimate price we have to pay for having a wealthy owner who relies on what he thinks is a 'knowledge' or 'intelligence' at this level. To him, I'd say this- Move here. Get a flat in the Pepys estate. Have a bevvy in the local. Would be the eye opener he clearly needs. Again, too late. So sad it's not even funny. In fact it's pathetic.

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    • March 20, 2015 at 13:21
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      @NICKOLA: yeah nice one Nik...see Ambler is now blaming the players...he wants to look at himself in the mirror (probably crack) and move on!

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  • March 20, 2015 at 10:10
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    By the way he is talking no new players coming in so no strikers just the same s**** we have now.

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