Harris: Millwall players have 'total belief'

NEIL Harris said his players have “total belief in what they do" after George Saville scored two late goals as Millwall came from behind to beat Reading 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Millwall fell behind to Dave Edwards’ header in the 73rd minute, before Saville headed in Shaun Williams’ corner in the 80th minute and then fired past Vito Mannone five minutes later.

Harris was pleased with how his side didn’t panic, and Saville’s fourth goal of the season sealed a third successive home win.

“It was a great strike from a player who is confident and in top form,” Harris said.

“We have got some players in the dressing room playing the best football of their careers, you can see that without a shadow of doubt. There is total belief in what they do. When Reading got on the ball there was no panic.

“It is not just testimony to my players but my staff that we have had six international call-ups, which I imagine is a record for the club.”

Millwall face Barnsley on Saturday, the first meeting of the sides since the 2016 League One play-off final, which the Tykes won 3-1.

Harris isn’t getting carried away with Millwall’s start to the season.

“We’re still in that transition period, for me. Barnsley is a big game at the weekend,” he said.

“Myself and Paul Heckingbottom will both be looking at it as a chance of points against each other.

“Beating Norwich, Leeds and Reading here – three big clubs at this level – shows that so far we well and truly deserve to be at this level.

“Barnsley is a huge game now.”

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John Kelly