Neil Harris has helped rebuild the relationship between Millwall and their fans.

Harris replaced the maligned Ian Holloway in March 2015, but could not prevent the Lions’ inevitable relegation from the Championship.

The fans were hurting and annoyed with the club’s poor recruitment in that forgettable season, but Millwall’s all-time top scorer has now got the Lions roaring again.

An emphasis has been placed on youth which has seen players such as Ben Thompson, Aiden O'Brien and Mahlon Romeo become established first-team players, who supporters can relate to.

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Aiden O’Brien has scored 15 goals this season

Under Harris’ guidance, they have played a massive part in Millwall reaching two successive play-off finals.

And the Lions legend will stick by his philosophy – even if they lose to Bradford in tomorrow’s showdown.

Harris, 39, said: “I tried to change our philosophy by going a little bit younger and trying to give players an opportunity.

“You give them a platform and it is up to them to perform and stay in the team. Fortunately, some have.

“That will not change. It has been relatively easy at times because the board have been incredibly supportive and it is their vision.

“They want a Millwall team on the pitch. They understand what the fans want and have gone a long way to try and get that. Win or lose on Saturday, that ethos will not change.”

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Millwall’s renowned tireless effort and never-say-die attitude has got fans back on side in the past two seasons.

You only have to look as far as their thrilling 4-3 win over Bristol Rovers last month, when Shaun Hutchinson’s 85th-minute winner secured a top six finish.

And then just a week later, Millwall’s play-off semi-final opponents Scunthorpe were favourites to go through after taking a goalless draw back to their place.

But the Lions defied the odds again by beating the Lincolnshire side 3-2 to set up a League One play-off final with Bradford.

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Steve Morison celebrates his second goal against Scunthorpe  ​

Millwall striker Steve Morison dedicated the win to the travelling support, who had made the 432-mile round trip to Glanford Park.

And now, around 27,500 supporters will be cheering Millwall on at Wembley tomorrow.

Harris added: “The relationship between the fans and the team is huge for this club.

“If we are going to get back into the Championship and be competitive in a really tough league, we have to use our strengths.

“And our strength is our togetherness. We have to be in it as one. Over the course of the last two years we have had some poor performances, of course we have.

“But the fans have voted with their feet and their noise and have loved watching their team again. I hope they love watching us again on Saturday.”