Date: 16th April 2018 at 10:03am
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Millwall manager Neil Harris picked out one man in particular for praise following the draw with Sheffield United last weekend.

Travelling to Bramall Lane for the tie against Chris Wilder’s fellow Play-Off hunting side, they took the lead late on in the second half, but two minutes after they scored Steve Morison had us back on level terms to secure a point from the match.

With Millwall sitting in 6th place in the Championship table as we continue our own unexpected Play-Off hunt this campaign, Harris was full of praise for experienced goalscorer Steve Morison.

It was only Morison’s fifth goal of the season and he has come in for some criticism for his goal return this year but Harris has regularly defended the 34-year-old forward based on his overall work rate and his assist contribution (eight to date).

Having got back amongst the goals once more, the gaffer told the official site.

“Steve was rested on Tuesday. I felt that against Sheffield United, Steve was going to be key – and he was key. I’m pleased I made the decision to rest him during the week because Tom Elliott scored then and Moro scored today. Where we are in the season, you need leaders to step up – Steve has done that again for Millwall today.”

Fans were clearly on board with those thoughts following this weekend’s action.

Harris also felt the game was a credit to both sides, as neither have spent big, yet have been the surprise packages of the season.

“Chris Wilder, like me, has had time to build something and recruit players to fit in the way they want to play. I was extremely proud standing on the touchline with Chris watching two teams who have overachieved this season and two teams whose sets of fans can be proud of what they’ve seen.”


Given the money spent by some sides in the Championship, there’s certainly a novelty to how we’ve quietly gone about our business this year.