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Millwall striker Morison previews "massive game" against Southend

8 December 2015

Lions not looking past Tuesday's Roots Hall clash, the stand-in skipper says

Millwall forward Steve Morison has described Tuesday's Johnstone Paint Trophy Area Semi-Final against Southend United as a "massive games for both teams".

The two sides lock horns at Roots Hall for a place in the Area Final, where either Oxford United or Yeovil Town stand in their way of the Wembley showpiece against the winner of the Northern Section.

Almost 2,000 Lions fans are expected to make the relatively short journey to Essex to cheer on their side, who will be looking to put in an improved display following Saturday's Emirates FA Cup defeat to Wycombe Wanderers.

"It's always nice having a game straight away so you can try and bounce back," Morison said.

"Southend will make a fight of it like they did when we played them at home and we came out on the wrong end of the result that day. But we go there now, I think, as a better team than what we were then.

"We've got a couple of thousand fans going down so that will be great for us."

Morison admits that the prospect of making it to Wembley is a big incentive but insists that he and his Millwall team-mates will not be looking past Tuesday night's tie.

"It's a massive game for both teams because you're then only a couple of matches away from Wembley," he added.

"But you don't want to look past the next game and that is what we've been doing all season. The next one is Southend so we are concentrating on that but when it is done we have Oldham.

"We're not stupid; we know not to look too far ahead and not to get carried away, so all we are doing is concentrating on Tuesday's game."

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