Neil Harris has spoken of his relief in Millwall getting their first away win of the season at Ipswich but admitted there is still a long way to go.

Millwall came from behind at Portman Road to win 3-2 with second half goals from Shane Ferguson, Jake Cooper and Tom Elliott.

The result lifts the Lions to 19th in the Championship, six points clear of the relegation zone.

"It is a relief - it gets the monkey off the back," Harris told Millwall online.

“It was a big second half performance, certainly not our best, but the boys followed the script perfectly.

“Emotions are a bit surreal at the moment, because I’m disappointed with the first half.”

The game at Ipswich was dubbed a six-pointer with the Tractor-boys rooted to the foot of the table., and it was the home side who opened the scoring through Jack Lankester in the second minute.

Club Captain proves his worth

Harris brought on club captain Steve Morison at the interval which seemed to alter the course of the game despite Ipswich pulling a late goal back through Kayden Jackson.

“Bringing Moro (Steve Morison) on certainly gave the boys the belief and knowledge on the pitch, and it was a big second-half performance.

“We also changed shape and that enabled us to press higher. Certainly not our best, but we got the job done.”

The result capped a perfect post-Christmas period for Harris’ men as they picked up nine points from three games with crucial wins over Reading, Nottingham Forest and now Ipswich.

That said, Harris is aware of the need to improve and to keep the momentum going.

“If we don’t have eight, nine, ten, even 11 players who aren’t at it, we ‘ll get found out.

“And I can’t pick one person in the first half who did well. That shows how far we have to go as a group, and that we need to add to the group. New personnel.

“We need to look onward and upwards. Weary of what’s behind us as we’re not out the woods and not a million miles away from those behind us.”

Millwall take a break from league duties this week as they host Hull in the FA Cup on Sunday.