MILLWALL boss Neil Harris backed Southend United goalkeeper Daniel Bentley for the Premier League following the Shrimpers' 2-0 win at the New Den on Saturday.

Bentley pulled off a string of fine saves to secure victory for the Shrimpers in south London.

And the Eastwood based Harris, who played alongside the highly rated shot-stopper during his own spell with Southend, believes Bentley will soon be shining at a far higher level.

"I obviously know all about Daniel Bentley and Southend have got a top class goalkeeper there that will grace the Premier League very soon in my opinion," said Harris.

"He's won them this game of football with some very good saves but we didn't deserve to lose the match.

"We weren't excellent but our goalkeeper has not had a save to make the whole game yet he's still had to pick the ball out of the net twice."

In contrast, Bentley, who attracted an offer of £1.25million from Queens Park Rangers last month, made four fine saves during the course of the game to secure his second clean sheet of the season.

And his impressive display - which helped move Blues up to 17th in the League One standings - was also praised by Shrimpers boss Phil Brown.

"You need tin helmets when you come to Millwall and Dan Bentley quite simply donned his because he enjoys those moments," said Brown.

"As far as I'm concerned this lad will play at the highest level one day but when that is I don't know.

"Hopefully this season will be a good successful season in League One and then we will see where it takes us and him."