Neil Harris labelled his side ‘outstanding’ after a 95th minute Jake Cooper header salvaged a crucial point at Sheffield United.

Promotion-chasing Blades took the lead through a 51st minute Gary Madine's strike but the Lions fought back to draw despite Ben Marshall missing a penalty after John Egan was sent off for a deliberate handball on the line.

Cooper’s seventh goal of the season came deep in injury time and was thoroughly deserved according to Harris, whose side now sit two points above the relegations zone with a game in hand.

“To come to Bramall Lane at this stage of the season and come from behind is a great effort!” the manager said.

"I'm delighted with a point and I think we deserved it.

"I thought the penalty would be a turning point. We missed it, but we were in the ascendancy. I can't fault the players, they were outstanding today.

“What we might lack as a club we won't be let down by desire or spirit within the group.

"The boys didn't stop and that's the great thing.

"We kept going until the end, we always think there will be another chance.

"It's just another point gained from us. We have a game in hand which will be vital for us, but any point earned at this stage of the season is hard earned whether you're at the top or the bottom of the league."

Harris has gone on record saying he thinks Sheffield United are the best side he’s faced this season in the league, so it was no surprise the manager set his side up to nullify the Blades’ strengths.

“Huge credit to Sheffield United and Chris Wilder for where they are at the moment.

"It's the first time I played a back five as a manager and I did so to combat how good Sheffield United are. We wanted to try and stay in the game for as long as possible to fight their strengths.

"Whatever you do it's difficult to stop them.

“I was disappointed with the goal that we conceded but delighted with the character and belief we showed to get back into the game.”

With five games remaining Millwall welcome Brentford to The Den on Friday before travelling to Villa Park on Monday.

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