Boss Harris hails Millwall "warriors" in Sheffiled United win

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MILLWALL manager Neil Harris has hailed his team as "warriors" after their performance in the 2-1 win over Sheffield United.

The Lions' top scorer Aiden O'Brien took his goal tally to seven for the season after his two goals either side of a Jose Baxter equaliser secured a first three points at Bramall Lane since 2005.

"I think everybody now knows what they are going to get from a Millwall team," Harris said.

"It wasn't our best performance today, but there were a lot of warriors on the pitch for us."

Shaun Williams wasn't passed fit to feature and with Ed Upson and Jimmy Abdou out for several more weeks, the Lions boss had to put faith in the youngsters.

Ben Thompson was handed a start in place of the injured Williams alongside O'Brien, Fred Onyedinma and on loan George Saville.

The average age of that midfield was 21.5, but they never took a backward step at Bramall Lane.

Harris said they were "outstanding" and insisted he and his team are looking to the higher reaches of League One, while urging caution after arguably their most impressive win of the season given the circumstances.

"We put our faith in some young players today and they were outstanding," Harris added.

"We are not getting carried away. But we're looking up and not down which is important for a young group."

Jay Taylor