Brentford boss gives his verdict on Millwall’s Harris

BRENTFORD boss Dean Smith believes Neil Harris is “becoming a legend” as the manager of Millwall.

The pair will be pitted against each other at Griffin Park on Saturday, the first meeting between the sides since a 2-2 draw in March 2015, Harris’ third game in charge of the Lions.

Harris led Millwall to promotion in his second full season as manager, and Smith is impressed with the job the Lions’ record scorer has done.

“I have every respect for the work Neil has done at Millwall,” Smith told Brentford’s official website. “They were unfortunate not to get up in 2016 when they lost at Wembley but they turned it around last season. He was a legend as a player and is becoming a legend as a manager. It will be a tough game, they have some real honest professionals and have held their own since promotion.”

Brentford haven’t won at home in the league this season, their sole Championship victory in the campaign coming on the road against Bolton.

The Bees will be boosted by the returns from injury of Lasse Vibe, John Egan and Andreas Bjelland.

“We want to get that first home league win,” Smith said. “There is a pressure on every game. We have been very good in the past few games, we are unbeaten in four or five in the league.

“Our performances were very good in September. We have back-to-back home games and we have to concentrate on playing as well as we can. We have a stronger squad going in to these games.”

Image: Millwall FC 

John Kelly