Millwall manager Neil Harris praised young striker Aiden O’Brien who helped the Lions on their way to a 3-1 FA Cup First Round win over AFC Fylde.

The Londoners had been below-par in a first-half that saw the non-League side came close to scoring when a Danny Rowe effort fizzed past the post.

But League One player of the month O’Brien, 22, opened the scoring and caused the Fylde defence problems throughout the second-half.

Neil Harris told the club’s official website : “I’m delighted to get through.

“I said to the boys beforehand that in the Cup, the most important thing is to get through to the next round and that’s what we have managed to do.

“We didn’t play as well as we can in the first-half and I let the players know that in a constructive manner at the break.

“The second-half was much better and I’m delighted with the boys.

“I knew it was going to be difficult, I have seen them and know how good they are and knew how difficult they would make it for us.

“We were fortunate we had Aiden O’Brien to bring on and he made a big difference. His quality showed through.

“I was also delighted to see Steve Morison and Lee Gregory get on the score sheet too because they have really worked for it.

“You have to be respectful to the opposition, whatever the level and, for the record, I thought they were fantastic.

“They were a credit to the club and the league and they made it really difficult for us.

“They are a really good side and a club that are going places.

“I’m sure it won’t be long, just like Fleetwood Town a few years ago, that they are here playing in the Football League.”