Harris happy but says Millwall should have had five or six

© Charlie Compitus
© Charlie Compitus

NEIL Harris was “disappointed” that Millwall didn’t score more than two goals against Swindon, but hailed Steve Morison and Lee Gregory as “outstanding”.

Millwall beat the Robins 2-0 but it could have been much more as the Lions registered 20 attempts on goal, 10 on target, and struck the post and crossbar late on.

Gregory put the home side in front 19 minutes in, while Morison had two gilt-edged chances to score in the first half and then saw a shot cannon off the post in the second period before George Saville’s follow-up also hit the crossbar.

Gregory got a standing ovation when he went off, as did Morison when he was replaced with Alfie Pavey in injury time.

“As a goalscorer myself, and I’ve got a few goalscorers in the dressing room, I’m a little disappointed they didn’t add to the tally,” Harris said.

“First and foremost I’m delighted with a clean sheet. I’m delighted with our professionalism to win the game.

“Some of our play was outstanding. We were really good going forward, really patient at times against a football team and then we countered with pace.

“The second to last thing before our end product was brilliant. Crosses, passes, the positions we got ourselves in, our movement was great. It was just the execution itself, it could have been slightly better or we could have had more luck or had the woodwork not got in the way.

“But, on a whole, if we were sitting here (having scored) five or six, we could still have been talking about more.

“I thought my centre-forwards were outstanding. It’s hard to play sometimes as a centre-forward when you haven’t got the ball, I know that.

“You have to work hard, set a tempo and show the crowd that you’re doing the right things and I thought Steve and Lee did that.

“At times we couldn’t get near the ball because they overload the areas and they pass it, but I thought our shape into two banks of four was spot on. I look forward to watching it back, how good we were.

“But it’s being patient and making sure when other teams have got the ball they don’t hurt you. Then when you regain the ball, it’s how good you are and that’s when we were at our best today.”

John Kelly