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Harris expects crowd to play their part

31 December 2013

Den support will be crucial, says caretaker boss

Neil Harris and Scott Fitzgerald will once again take caretaker charge of The Lions against Championship League leaders Leicester City on New Year's Day (3pm).

The duo oversaw Millwall's 0-0 draw with Doncaster on Sunday and Chopper, speaking in Wednesday's edition of The Lion, expects the players to enjoy the challenge of facing Nigel Pearson's in-form Foxes in front of their home crowd.

"It will be a completely different game from the one at Doncaster and I'm sure there will be a great atmosphere inside The Den," he said.

"I certainly think Leicester are the best team in the League at the moment, and we're in a transitional period between managers.

"Fitz and I are not going to need to motivate the players because they know what it is all about. A big crowd at The Den, the League leaders coming to town - what more, as a player, do you want?

"The fans will be here in numbers and will do all they can to get behind the boys. That's a huge help to the players, and everyone in the dressing room should relish chances like this because there's no better crowd to play in front of than ours.

"Having said that, the players have still got to perform in the same way as they did at Doncaster; full of commitment, desire and fighting spirit.

"For Scott and I, we've got to draw energy, enthusiasm and excitement out of them because they have to play in the right manner. With a little bit more quality in the final third I'm sure we can get a positive result."

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