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Millwall boss Harris previews Tondela test

31 July 2015

Lions manager on solving Portuguese puzzle

Lions boss Neil Harris is looking forward to Saturday's final pre-season fixture against Portuguese outfit CD Tondela for a number of reasons.

"Firstly, it will be great to get back to The Den, because I'm looking for our home ground to be a place which gives us a real buzz and a feel-good factor once again," he said. 

"Our crowd can be such a massive advantage and inspiration for us, and Saturday is the first opportunity to start building that relationship between the team and the fans which could be key for us this season.

"Tondela are a bit of an unknown quantity. From what we know they play quite intense, organised football but we're not sure just what formation they'll adopt and the test will be a good one, for Livers and myself but also for the players who will have to adapt to whatever we find up against us.

"There will be some good indications from the way we line-up as to how we plan to start against Shrewsbury next weekend. We don't have a massive squad so there are never going to be wholesale changes anyway but I'll be looking to get as settled a side as possible once the season gets underway.

"We have seen some good progress in pre-season so far, and what I'm looking for now is better end product in terms of our crosses, final ball and shots on goal."

Kick-off at The Den on Saturday is 2pm with admission priced at £10 adults and £5 U16s. The Barry Kitchener Stand (Upper and Lower tiers) and the Cold Blow Lane Stand Upper tier will be open for this game.

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