The Millwall right-back Mahlon Romeo believes he won his battle with the Sheffield Wednesday winger Kadeem Harris on Saturday.
Harris scored on his Wednesday debut against Reading on the season’s opening day and was heavily involved in Jacob Murphy’s opener for the Owls against Barnsley the following week.
But the free transfer signing from Cardiff City could not replicate his previous exploits at the Den, where Lee Bullen’s team had the best of the game but lost 1-0 nil to a side that played more than 45 minutes with a man less after Jed Wallace’s red card.
Asked if he felt that he had come out on top against Harris, Romeo told the South London Press: “We won the game, so yeah.
“I’ve said in the past that we always do our analysis and leave no stone unturned. I knew what I was coming up against.
“I knew what Kadeem was like as a player, I’ve been watching him for a while. My job was just to try to make it as difficult as possible.
“I knew he was going to start wide and get the ball regardless and he was going to have chances to take me on one-v-one, so I wanted to make it difficult.
“It’s all and well and good to do the analysis, but doing it on the pitch is a different thing. Analysis is a tool to try and help you, and it does, like today it did because we won.
“It’s not always going to be that easy, that I can watch a video of someone and play well against them. It’s not always that easy. It’s a tool that helps.”
Harris will hope that normal service can be resumed when Luton Town visit Hillsborough on Tuesday.
The Hatters sit 15 places below Sheffield Wednesday, in 21st, and are five points worse off than their upcoming hosts.