Shaun Williams reckons the Leeds United fixture was always going to bring out the best in Millwall.
Neil Harris resigned as manager last Thursday with first-team coach Adam Barrett taking caretaker charge for a 2-1 win.
Barrett is in the betting odds to be the next Lions boss and Williams said: “He’s been here for a while and knows how the manager and Livers [David Livermore, assistant boss] worked. He didn’t really change too much.
“I think I could’ve managed us against Leeds at the weekend – it kind of speaks for itself. We probably would have won if the gaffer was still here as well. Just because of our record against Leeds at home and what it means to the fans as well.
“I’m not saying it was an easy one for Ads to take, but it was set in stone that we’d perform. We were at them from the off. The [early] goal and the sending off helped.
“In the second half it felt like they had about 13 players – because of the possession they kept. But that’s fine – you can keep all that because it is goals that are needed.
“Bart [Bialkowski] wasn’t too troubled.”
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