NEIL Harris said Bobby Bacic was “brilliant for the club” after the physio left his role last week following almost a decade at Millwall.
Bacic has gone to Portsmouth to link up with former Lions boss Kenny Jackett.
Millwall have replaced him with Paul Tanner, who arrived from Norwich City after spells with top-flight English rugby sides Wasps and Gloucester.
“Bobby has been brilliant for the club. I really enjoyed working with him as a player,” Harris said. “He’s a top physio and was a good character around the place. He had great experience within this club and in the profession.
“When I came in as a young manager it was great to work with him.
“It’s no surprise the first thing Kenny did when he got the job was ask to speak to Bobby. Bobby’s family is from down Portsmouth way so it was a great opportunity for him to go down there and work with two of his best friends in Kenny and Joe [Gallen]. We were more than relaxed with it.
“After nine-and-a-half years’ service Bobby had earned the right to make his own decision.
“We’ve brought in an up-and-coming young physio in Paul Tanner. He comes highly recommended and my first impression is he’ll work well with us and slide straight into the role that Bobby has left.”