Harris issues warning

Last updated : 09 October 2003 By Neil Andrews
Super Neil Harris
Neil Harris has today issued a warning to the rest of the division with a simple message: "Don't write me off".

The popular front man is on a high after netting his first goal from open play against Coventry City and is looking to add to his tally this weekend away to Rotherham United.

Speaking to the Southwark News, Harris was quick to thank the Lions support for allowing him time to find his scoring boots and took time out to discuss his fellow striker Mark McCammon, who is currently on the sidelines.

"It's easy for people to criticise other people" said Harris. "Especially someone like myself who has done it before - played well and scored goals. All the fans know I love being here. I'm feeling like the fans are willing me to score every time I walk on that pitch at the moment, because they care, and it's a great feeling.

"The support of the fans and team mates has kept me going over the last few weeks when it's not been going right for me, and long may it continue. "

"Me and Mark (McCammon) both have some raw talent, but I've definitely missed him being on the pitch at times, because we did hit it off last year. Even when the quality wasn't really there, it did seem to happen. There was a spark for us. It's disappointing to the team, and myself, to be honest."

Harris is currently The Lions' joint top scorer along with fellow strikers Bob Peeter and Noel Whelan. But Bomber recognises the fact the introduction of two new faces up front hasn't been successful as hoped.

"I've played with Bob but it's not really happened so far" he stated. "But it takes time for everyone to settle. Playing in a different league, in a different country it's always going to be hard. The First Division is a very physical league. It's like everybody is waiting for that spark to happen.

"But until then, the three of us, or whoever comes in, have to keep working hard. Noel's a very good player. We're similar but it's not so much a bad thing. We don't seem to have had a chance to play together yet, but when we've trained together we've always done well and bounced off each other.

"I'm sure given time it will happen if we get a chance to play together. But the issue for me is to get myself in the team. What I'm worried about is me playing and Neil Harris scoring goals."