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Millwall must "stand up and be counted" against Walsall, says Harris

24 December 2015

Lions boss Neil looking for a reaction on Saturday

Millwall manager Neil Harris has called on his players to "stand up and be counted" when The Lions face Walsall at The Den on Boxing Day (3pm).

Chopper's men were beaten 3-0 by Gillingham last time out - a result which saw Millwall drop down to 11th in the Sky Bet League One table.

But The Lions are still just three points outside the Play-Off places and Harris, who will be without the suspended Jordan Archer this weekend, believes that the visit of Walsall is an ideal opportunity to bounce back.

"It provides us with a chance to put that Gillingham defeat behind us," he said.

"The display and the result was a reminder that as a team and as a club, if we can't perform to the best of our ability and consistently be at the top of our game, then we're not yet good enough to get through matches.

"It was a reality check and what it showed was that we have to be on our game for 90 full minutes, but against Gillingham we were not.

"Sean O'Driscoll has inherited a very good Walsall team, one that has been consistent and has played eye-catching football so far this season. 

"They have some very talented individual players who will likely be attracting the attention of other clubs and that is exactly the type of challenge we need on the back of what happened last weekend. 

"I am looking for a reaction and a 'stand up and be counted' mentality from the players."

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