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Wednesday, 2 January, 2002, 12:31 GMT
Harris earns McGhee praise
Millwall striker Neil Harris has recovered from testicular cancer to help the Lions' promotion push
Harris' return to action is a boost for Millwall
Millwall manager Mark McGhee reserved special words of praise for Neil Harris after the striker scored his side's final goal in the 4-1 hammering of Watford at Vicarage Road.

It was Harris' first time on the scoresheet since recovering from testicular cancer, giving the perfect finish to a fine performance which also saw strikes from Tim Cahill, Richard Sadlier and Steven Reid.

Heidar Helguson pulled a goal back for the Hornets, but McGhee said: "I was particularly pleased for Neil Harris who scored our fourth goal bearing in mind his recent history.


We put pressure on them and harassed them and gave them little time
Millwall manager Mark McGhee

"We have had a good holiday period," he added.

"What pleases me particularly is that on a couple of occasions we have mugged the opposition to take the points but against Watford we played some football.

"Watford like to drop off and play the ball about but we did not let them do that.

"We put pressure on them and harassed them and gave them little time. We hit them well on the break and that is what we intended to do."

Watford manager Gianluca Vialli had no complaints about the result.


Millwall worked a lot harder and thoroughly deserved the result
Watford manager Gianluca Vialli

"The best team won and on this occasion Millwall were by far the better team," said Vialli.

"Their two strikers worked tremendously hard against us and their defence was so well-organised they hardly gave our strikers a chance.

"We have had a good run but we have forgotten what earned us that run.

"We did not work as hard as we have done. Millwall worked a lot harder and thoroughly deserved the result."

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