Neil Harris hopes his side’s 2-0 win at Birmingham will go some way in answering his critics.

Despite an FA Cup quarter-final on the horizon, Millwall went into the game on the back of four straight defeats mounting pressure on the manager.

Ben Thompson’s first half brace at St Andrews, Harris believes, proves his side are still united and that the criticism not warranted.

“We wanted a response,” said Harris.

"There were some very unfair articles written at the weekend which criticised me and the players.

“Some were very unjust and it hurt me and the players.”

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Crucial Win

The crucial three points kept the Lions above the relegation zone, albeit by a single point.

Sitting on 37 points, Millwall are ahead of Reading, Wigan and Rotherham who occupy the final relegation spot whilst Bolton and Ipswich are further adrift.

"It's tough to win games at Championship level.

“I thought the lads were outstanding.

“Ben Thompson will get the plaudits but he will be the first to admit the team were excellent.

"We had a huddle at the end to show our solidarity an it was an opportunity to say 'well done, those are the standards we have to set'.

"It was to show everyone that you can criticise us all you want but we're a strong group and we do our best every day."

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Sympathy for Birmingham

The game, the first at St Andrews since a Paul Mitchell invaded the pitch and attacked Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish in the midlands derby on the weekend, went without any crowd incident. Harris sympathised with the Club following Millwall’s own fan trouble that marred their FA Cup win over Everton earlier this year.

"It’s been a tough week for everyone here I’m sure.

“I know myself from being at a club where you have difficult moments, it's tough.

"This is a great football club, one person ruins it for everyone else."