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Millwall boss Harris looking forward to meeting with Sheringham's Stevenage

24 July 2015

Chopper excited to be coming up against "true gent" Teddy

Millwall manager Neil Harris is expecting Teddy Sheringham's Stevenage side to provide The Lions with a different type of test to what they have experienced so far this pre-season.

Harris famously overtook Sheringham's goalscoring record during his second spell as a player at The Den to become the club's all-time leading marksman.

The duo are both approaching the start of their first seasons as full-time managers and Harris is looking forward to sharing the touchline with a fellow prolific former Lions striker this Saturday at The Lamex Stadium.

"It was a privilege and a proud moment when I took Teddy's goalscoring record," the boss said.

"He sent me a lovely message afterwards so that goes to show what a true gent he is within football.

"Like myself, though he is a little bit older than me, he has his first managerial chance so we wish him all the best for the season.

"It will be a good test for both of us. They will be a different style of opposition to what we have played.

"Teddy's team will play a lot of football, they will pass out from the back and we will come up against teams in League One who do the same."

Lions trio Paris Cowan-Hall, Lee Martin and Lee Gregory could all get their first outings of pre-season against The Boro.

"Paris has been training and he is progressing," Harris said.

"He has had a couple of weeks as a set-back and he is really keen to impress and get back going and firing.

"Both Lee's have had a week without a fixture but the boys have worked extremely hard so a week isn't the end of the world.

"Lee Martin is back in training and will be good to go on Saturday and Lee Gregory is the same."

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