NEIL Harris praised strikers Lee Gregory and Steve Morison after the Millwall strike duo brought their combined total of goals for the season to 45 in the 3-1 win at Bradford on Sunday.
Gregory (above) cancelled out Tony McMahon’s opener before Morison powered home a header from Shane Ferguson’s corner to put Millwall in front.
Joe Martin then scored direct from a free-kick to give the Lions a commanding lead in the tie.
Gregory has 26 goals for the season with Morison on 19 as Millwall are on the brink of clinching their place in the League One play-off final at Wembley.
Harris took off Gregory in the second half at Valley Parade but is confident the forward will be fit to start the return leg on Friday night.
“I thought they were excellent, especially in the first half,” Harris said. “They were a real handful and continuously asked questions of the Bradford back line.
“The two finishes were excellent in their own right in different ways.
“But they’re good guys, they get on well. We’ve got a great spirit in the group. We know Lee’s injury has been difficult to manage the last six or seven weeks but he showed real desire to want to play.
“He stiffened up at half-time and we wanted to conserve his energy and make sure there’s no more damage. We’ll assess him this week but after scoring a goal and playing so well I’m sure he’ll be fine for Friday night.”
Bradford were missing two strikers, James Hanson and Billy Clarke, through injury and asked if it was a boost to see their names missing from the squad, Harris said: “Yes, it was, because they’re good players and whether they start or come off the bench they’re important players to their side.
“It was the same for us losing Mahlon Romeo because you want your best players available. But we knew it would be the same game plan whoever was available for them.
“We’re always diligent of the opposition but we really focus on ourselves.”