Putting five goals past Plymouth to secure a place in the semi-finals of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy was the latest in a run of successes for Millwall .

The south-east London side are enjoying a purple patch with seven wins in the last 11 League games and manager Neil Harris said his squad had “come a long way”.

At the start of the season, the Lions struggled, especially in front of home crowds at The Den.

And although Harris said the Championship side were on the right track he maintained there was plenty room for improvement.

“We’re definitely a work in progress,” he told the club’s website .

“I talk a lot about a young squad and I don’t always mean age, I mean as a squad that has been put together with a lot of players having left and many who have come through the system to get an opportunity.

“We are moving in the right direction and results certainly prove that.

“Two defeats in 15 games bodes well but, being a perfectionist, I would say that is two too many. Realistically, though, it has been a good couple of months for us.

“In terms of our league form it is important to be at the top end of the table.

“We have no expectation level at the moment for us to look at towards the end of the season and we are more than comfortable taking it one game at a time and week-by-week.

“What is important is that the players realise they have done very well so far but we’ve got a long way to go and a lot of improvement in us.”

In addition to their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy success, the Lions have also reached the second round of the FA Cup.

Millwall next face Colchester at The Den on Saturday, November 21 with kick-off at 3pm.

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