Dec 8, 2015 at 7.45pm UK at ​Roots Hall
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Coker (54')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Morison (34'), Williams (65')
Martin (33')

Neil Harris: 'Shaun Williams deserved his goal against Southend United'

Millwall manager Neil Harris looks on during the Johnstone's Paint Trophy match between Millwall and Northampton Town at The Den on October 6, 2015
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Millwall boss Neil Harris praises Shaun Williams after the midfielder scores the winner against Southend United.

Millwall manager Neil Harris has hailed the performance of Shaun Williams, saying that the midfielder "exemplified everything" that his team did well in the 2-0 win against Southend United.

Williams sealed the Lions' place in the Football League Trophy Southern final when he scored the second at Roots Hall.

However, Harris admitted that Millwall looked rusty in the opening minutes.

He is quoted by the club's official Twitter feed as saying: "They started the game as I expected after 10 days without a game while we had a tough run. I questioned the players for the first time on Saturday and asked for a response. What they did tonight was just that.

"On the whole I think we deserved to win the game. They were two quality goals. Our hold-up play and the way we linked things together was brilliant.

"Shaun Williams exemplified everything we did which was good tonight. He deserved that goal."

Millwall were knocked out of the FA Cup second round by Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.

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