MILLWALL captain Tony Craig feels boss Neil Harris is finally putting his indelible mark on the team.
The Lions won the second of two away games in four days with a 2-0 victory against Port Vale – who had previously been unbeaten at home – on Tuesday night.
Millwall came in for some criticism in August after four defeats in four home games, but they have turned their form completely around and have now lost just one of their last five, keeping three clean sheets.
Craig now believes Harris’ philosophy is becoming much clearer after three successive wins going into Saturday’s clash with Southend at The Den.
“I'll give him his due, what I've seen so far it's been good,” Craig explained. “Week by week and game by game he's putting his stamp and authority on his team.
“I think (Tuesday tonight) was the first time we've really seen that come through.
“He has the respect straight away. He had a great career as a professional footballer and now it's his chance to manage.”
Craig started the season in the centre of defence but was moved to left-back for the 0-0 draw at Scunthorpe on August 22 after injuries limited Harris’ options.
And the defender said he doesn’t mind where his boss picks him and is relishing once again captaining the side and playing week after week.
He explained: “I will play wherever I'm told. I've played the majority of my career at centre-back.
"I went to Brentford and played three solid years as a centre-half and we got into the play-offs and got promoted in those three seasons.
“I'm doing a job and I'm enjoying it at the moment. I’m playing week-in-week-out and that's what I want to do. It's fantastic to captain the side.
“I’m boring people with it now but it's an honour, I'm fulfilling a dream and hopefully I give a good account of myself.
"The boys are making it really easy for me, they're listening to what I say and what the gaffer says. They're a great bunch of lads.”