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23 December 2013

Chopper calls on 'more belief' away from The Den

Millwall coach Neil Harris has told Lions Player that Steve Lomas' men need to believe in themselves more when they play away from The Den.

The 3-2 defeat at Blackburn - the side's most recent away game - was the third consecutive loss on the road, but Chopper believes The Lions can make the most of the busy Christmas schedule with a run of results on their travels.

"Millwall Football Club as a whole has put a lot of importance into home form, certainly since I've been here, and nothing has changed now," he said. "But our away form now needs to pick up and we have to show more belief when we're not at The Den. Once we get one positive (away) result, whether that is at Watford, Doncaster or Southend in the Cup, I'm sure there will be more to follow."

The Boxing Day trip to Vicarage Road sees The Lions come up against a Watford side entering a transitional period under the leadership of new boss Giuseppe Sannino, and Harris, who is combining first team coaching duties with leading Millwall's U21 Development Squad this season, hopes that the side can continue The Hornets' winless run.

"It's a huge fixture for us and a chance to pick some points up against a Watford side who have been on a bit of a downward spiral, albeit now with a new manager.

"Our fans normally go there in numbers and with this being such an important game for us, I'm sure they will be very vocal."

For more from Chopper, including a look back at his memorable goal in the 4-1 New Year's Day win at Vicarage Road back in 2002, click here 

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