Millwall manager hails striker but bemoans team's finishing

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NEIL Harris said Steve Morison was “outstanding” as the striker scored two goals in four first-half minutes to clinch three points for Millwall against Doncaster at The Den.

But the Lions manager was frustrated that his side didn’t capitalise on a number of other chances in the opening 45 minutes and said they have played better at home this season and lost.

“We weren’t very good at times,” Harris admitted. “I was delighted with the clean sheet, I was delighted with Steve Morison’s goals. He was excellent – again.

“He certainly got his reward tonight. He’s played better than that and not got the goals. I’m pleased for him but, having said that, I’m disappointed we’re not giving him the match ball.

“It’s brilliant though, I hope he scores two every week and misses four or five! I thought he was outstanding. I thought he led the line, he doesn’t stop and he constantly gives us an outlet in every minute of every game he plays.

“We should have gone three, four or five up even though we weren’t playing very well. If you don’t kill teams off you leave the back door open.

“It should have been game over after 15 minutes and it certainly should have been game over after half an hour. If Darren Ferguson takes the chances out of the equation he’s probably disappointed he’s not sitting there with at least a point.

“We can be better than that, we have been better than that. We’ve been better than that in the last seven or eight games. But we’ve also played really well here and not won so I’ll take that result tonight.

“It bodes well, it gives us confidence and momentum going into Saturday. What it does is it calms everybody down. We’re on a good run but it goes to show that you have to keep your standards.”

John Kelly