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Harris looking forward to Jackett reunion

1 May 2015

Lions boss expecting 'surreal' feeling

Millwall manager Neil Harris says he is excited by the "great challenge" of coming up against former boss Kenny Jackett on Saturday.

The Wolves head coach enjoyed a lengthy and successful spell in the Den hot seat between 2007 and 2013, during which Harris spent four years as a key member of the squad, and the new Millwall boss admits that taking to the touchline alongside Jackett for his first game as permanent Lions manager will be a "bit surreal".

"Ken is a top man and his record speaks for itself," Harris said.

"He has done a fantastic job at Wolves and he did a fantastic job here.

"By his own admission it took him a while to get going here, to learn a lot about the club, style of play and things like that, but he did get it right.

"Myself and other senior players learnt a hell of a lot under Ken. His style of coaching, his management and what he demanded from the players was top drawer.

"Ken is a good guy; a good football man who has given me some invaluable advice in the last eight weeks so Saturday's game might be a little bit surreal at times for me and Dave (Livermore) to be standing with Ken and Joe (Gallen).

"But it's a great challenge for our team against theirs and a great challenge for me to go up against Ken."

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