Millwall manager Neil Harris has praised his players and backroom staff after his Lions played their fourth competitive game in nearly a fortnight.

Captain Steve Morison scored the only goal of the game as the Lions defeated Queens Park Rangers at the Den, and he said the players are benefitting from preseason after the victory.

The three points keep Millwall’s unbeaten run at home and adds to their win total at the Den, which now stands at seven.

He told News Shopper: “Credit goes to my staff. Not me, to my staff. Also, the medical department because sports science is such a big part of the game today. I try to get every ounce out of the players, and you go all the way back to preseason.

“You talk about preseason and praising them for how hard they work, and we have to run hard at this club because we spend a lot of time without the ball playing against good players.

“So, we are prepared for it, then you give credit to my recruitment department for getting the right players with the right mentality because again we spend a lot of time without the ball and you have to be a strong character.

Millwall have picked up four points from their last two games after a loss to Derby County last Saturday, and Harris is delighted with the way his side have bounced back from the defeat.

He added: “The players are showing their quality, they are playing with confidence and to get beat 3-0 at Derby, or to be 3-0 down at half-time at Derby and then to batter Derby second half and comfortably should have gotten something out of the game.

“But then to go against Wolves and then go to against QPR in a London derby in the space of three days shows, not just our fitness levels, but I think it shows the mentality and the desire is there within the group and they are winners.

“You see at team out there, my players, they get the club and they play for the club. It means we have to run further, run harder, you have to put your body on the line week in and week out and put in strong performances.

“Again, I said to my players that if I could give them any credit tonight then that’s another really strong Millwall performance.”

Jed Wallace crossed for Morison to head home ten minutes into the second-half, his second assist in four days and Harris was keen to praise his midfield man.

“He’s got real quality. He should have scored in the first half, he hit the side netting and should have scored. By his standards he scored them in training 19 times out of 20.”