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Harris: We are ready for battle

17 April 2015

Interim boss wary of threat posed by Cardiff

Neil Harris says his Millwall side are 'ready for battle' ahead of another crucial match away to Cardiff City this Saturday.

The Lions have just four games remaining to secure Championship safety, three of which are away from The Den, and Chopper's men go into Saturday's trip to Wales knowing a win would take them to within two points of Rotherham United in 21st.

And following on from Tuesday's 2-0 victory over Wigan Athletic, interim boss Harris says his players cannot wait for kick-off at the Cardiff City Stadium.

"Momentum, belief, form - it's all there at the moment," he said.

"The boys are buzzing, they are positive and they want to play.

"We are ready for battle. We cannot wait for kick-off and we'll be fired up."

The Lions will be without Ed Upson, who begins a three-match suspension, while Shaun Williams will be assessed before the game.

"We had 24 fit players available for Tuesday's game," Harris said. "We've got the players there and if people are missing, like Ed, then it's someone else's opportunity.

"I've got players who are desperate to play. We have certainly got a squad capable of going to Cardiff and getting a result."

Cardiff are 13th in the Championship with 55 points, meaning they cannot be promoted or go down this season.

But Chopper, who had a loan spell with The Bluebirds during his playing days, has laughed off the notion that Cardiff will provide less of a test because they have 'nothing to play for'.

"That is not going to happen," he insisted. "I've been in that situation loads of times and it just isn't true of professional footballers.

"Russell Slade is a good fella and he will have his team up for it."

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