Millwall boss Neil Harris has dubbed tomorrow’s six-pointer clash with fellow play-off chasers Bristol City as “the biggest game of the season so far”.
The two sides were separated by 20 points in January 1 but since then the Lions have gone on a 14-game unbeaten run, while City have three wins in their last 16 Championship outings.
“We need a spirited Den, chanting in unison,” said the manager. “The bond between the squad and the fans, which has been so strong, needs to be even stronger.
“It is the biggest game of the season so far. We had a fantastic Easter, with a great win against Forest and the atmosphere needs to be as big as that.
“It is great to be in this position. We want fans to enjoy every bit of it. And we will have to be at our best to turn the frustration of the draw at Ipswich into a positive.
“We want to stamp our authority on the game.
“It is about form, composure and desire. The other teams are getting tired, but we are going like a steam train – the way we finished the Ipswich game was incredible: we ran and ran and ran.
“All I can ask of the players is to be the best they can be. If it take us to the play-offs, so much the better.
“There are not expectations on us whatsoever. The only pressure comes from the changing room. Confidence is high and we are at full throttle.”
Ben Thompson (ankle) could be back training next week, as could long-termer Byron Webster (knee).
“He is almost there,” said Harris. “It is just the subtle twisting and turning movements he needs to work on. We are hoping it will be another week to 10 days before he is joining in some sessions. It will be a great boost to have him back.”
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