Neil Harris says a “brave” tactical decision paid off against Sheffield United.

Goals from Lee Gregory, Mahlon Romeo and Jake Cooper helped the Lions to a 3-1 win over the Blades on Saturday.

David Brooks cancelled out Gregory’s early opener just before half-time. It prompted Harris to change to a 3-5-2 formation, matching Sheffield United, which played a massive part in ending their six-game winless run.

The Den boss said: “We were outstanding for the first goal. I thought it was an excellent counter-attacking goal but then we stepped off.

“We couldn't press high enough, couldn’t get near enough to the ball and they got back on level terms.

“We had a conundrum at half-time, do we leave it as it is and hope we get back into the game or do we change it?

“We made a brave decision to go to a 3-5-2 formation to match them up. You've got a ten-minute team talk to do it and give messages to players.

“We put them out there and they had to learn themselves, they had to adjust.

“I thought the players were outstanding. They’re never going to let me down.

“The second goal epitomises what this club is about - Lee tracked back, put in an aggressive tackle, the forward pass, the run from Mahlon and quality to finish from a player who has had to wait 18, 19 games for his opportunity.”