Millwall boss Harris: When you work so hard you get results

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MILLWALL boss Neil Harris believes the 3-1 win over Crewe was “reward” for the hard work carried out on the training ground during the international break.

Harris saw an Aiden O’Brien hat-trick give Millwall all three points at the start of a crucial week for the club.

But Harris was keen to spread the praise around after a win that was made possible also by three brilliant saves from Jordan Archer on the second half.

Harris said: “I’m first and foremost delighted for Aiden O’Brien. I’m also delighted that not only were so many players so good and consistent for 90 minutes but they stuck to the gameplan and it worked for us.

“Aiden has that quality. We’ve got players in our group who can score goals like that.

“Aiden will take the plaudits for the goals but Steve Morison led the line really well today.

“I thought that when Crewe were making eight or nine, 12, 15 passes we still limited their opportunities in open play.

“Jordan Archer made a couple of point-blank saves and we threw ourselves in front of the ball at times, which is what I expect.

“But the boys are disappointed they didn’t get the clean sheet.

“Their goal got about three deflections and you think, ‘Is our luck ever going to change?’

“But it did change because we had key players at key moments. There was a double save, a goal-line clearance and then quality at the other end.

“Shaun Williams and Jimmy Abdou managed the midfield excellently and when you play someone like Ed Upson, in that position, he used all his experience as well to manage the game.

“I thought those in particular and the back four, the way they want to defend and the manner in which they wanted to learn in the last nine days, we worked continuously day after day, then you get rewards like that.

“I said to the boys now it’s how we respond Tuesday after what was a very good performance."

John Kelly

(@jkelly1882)

8 thoughts on “Millwall boss Harris: When you work so hard you get results

  • September 12, 2015 at 17:47
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    Well done 2 everyone 2day great result now let move on now at say 2 everyone that what we do so happy now let move up this table COYL

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  • September 12, 2015 at 17:53
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    Well done AOB, and all the Millwall team for a great result, and all the 500+ fans who made the trip, 3 Pts now let's climb the league

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  • September 12, 2015 at 18:15
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    This could be the start of something good. Aiden was first class today. But it was a team win. Archer with a double save and Williams played well... As Martin Luther King said " I have a dream " coyl

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  • September 12, 2015 at 18:35
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    I think it's no coincidence that we're getting results and it's as soon as O'Brien, Abdou and Edwards have returned from injury. Add to that the fact that we have a young confident goalkeeper with something to prove, and moving Craig back to his original position of left back. Harris has already shown he's better than Ollie. That nutter would still have Forde in goal, and we'd probably be on our 5th captain by now too!

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  • September 12, 2015 at 19:22
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    Well done to all fans and players at Crew.
    AOB top man.

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  • September 12, 2015 at 20:57
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    What a screamer from aiden today, haven't seen a goal by Millwall like that in a long time

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  • September 13, 2015 at 12:52
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    Well done wall and AOB. And let's get another 3 points Tuesday please. Also the bigger test is Southend Saturday can we get 3 points at home in the league with more than 2000 fans? Because if not its gonna be league one again next year.

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    • September 13, 2015 at 14:24
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      @spartacus:
      2000? That was only for the cup games. Attendance at home for league games at home will never be less than 6000 due to the amount of season tickets sold. They always declare them as tickets sold even if they don't turn up.

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