Millwall's Neil Harris: The boys have the belief and quality

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MILLWALL manager Neil Harris was refusing to take the credit after watching his side cruise to a third win in a row at home on Saturday.

Lee Gregory and Aiden O’Brien fired the Lions to the win against Swindon but, despite having devised a game plan that left the Robins well beaten, Harris was keen to emphasise the players’ roles in both goals.

“It’ something we’ve worked on this week, to be honest,” he said of the goals. “So it’s nice to see it come off. But it’s not what we do with the boys, it’s about the boys having the belief and the quality to produce that.

“I was delighted with Lee’s goal, delighted with Aiden’s goal and Steve Morison could have easily walked away with the match ball on another day.”

Harris was also enthused by the performance of 22-year-old midfielder George Saville, but refused to say whether he’ll be asking Wolves boss Kenny Jackett about his availability for longer than his current 28-day deal.

Harris said: “We’ll see how he goes. He’s had a good start, two wins at home. George wants to play, I think you saw a quality performance from a good player. He gives us good balance in midfield.

“But he was one of a number of top performances and I thought along with Shaun Williams controlled the play and made good decisions on the ball.”

Meanwhile the Lions boss acknowledged the criticism that has been levelled at striker Gregory this season, but insisted there is only one group whose opinion counts in the dressing room.

“We all care what people think,” Harris said. “And I think the standing ovation when he went off showed that. Most importantly is how you’re valued by your teammates as a footballer.

“Your teammates value work ethic, unselfishness, and we’ve got a lot of players like that now in our group and that’s what makes us such a strong group.

“Lee took his goal well, and his work rate up front with Steve Morison was outstanding.”