Harris: Playing away will help Millwall


Millwall boss Neil Harris has ruled out that his players will be jaded in the second leg of the League One play-off semi-final against Scunthorpe on Sunday night.

The sides face each other at Glanford Park less than 72 hours after the 0-0 draw at the Den on Thursday evening, but Harris believes that being away from home will help his side as they look to progress to the final.

“If anything, being away from home will help us because we’ll spend a lot of time together over the course of the next 72 hours”, he told the press.

“It gives us an opportunity to make sure the guys are eating, sleeping, ice baths…treating them like babies, really, over the next 72 hours to make sure they’re ready to go again.

“When there’s so much at stake, the turnaround is the same for everyone, you’ll have 22 players on the pitch ready to go again.

“There’s a lot of experience in the dressing room and fresh legs if need be.

“We have Friday to recover and prepare. We’ll travel there Saturday and be in Scunthorpe Saturday afternoon. We’ll have a period of 36 hours together to make sure that the players are well looked after.”

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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