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Harris looking for Millwall to continue rewarding Lions fans

5 November 2015

Chopper keen to maintain progress for the supporters

Neil Harris is looking for his side to ensure that Millwall fans can continue coming to matches in a "positive frame of mind with a winning mentality".

The Lions have been in impressive form of late, especially at home, where they have won five out of the last seven in all competitions and are on a run of four straight clean sheets.

It is the club's best sequence of results at The Den for some time having struggled for consistency in SE16 during recent seasons and Harris, who is busy preparing for Saturday's Emirates FA Cup tie against AFC Fylde, wants his side to maintain their recent progress over the coming weeks and months.

"What I think is clear for everyone to see is that we are looking more and more like a Millwall team," he said.

"Four straight clean sheets at home bodes well, especially when you compare it to the way we started the season at The Den.

"We are learning and enjoying it, but it will continue to be about the attitude, desire and commitment of the players. We have a group who are all desperate to play for this club and wear the shirt with pride.

"I think that our supporters are identifying with the way their team is playing at the moment. We were great against Rochdale and Swindon, as well as in spells of the Doncaster game, but we are not in a position where we can be great for 90 minutes. That is where we want to get to.

"In spells of positive play, though, I think the fans can see the growth in the team and the passion and aggressiveness on offer, which is helping many to enjoy watching again. That is a big thing, particularly for me, because it was an aim of mine to get that balance.

"What we have to strive to continue is when our loyal fans are turning up that they are doing so with excitement to watch their team. We want everyone to turn up in a positive frame of mind with a winning mentality, which is so important because we maybe haven't had that for a sustained period of time, especially at The Den.

"It doesn't happen overnight and it has taken some time to get where we are now, but we do not want to take any steps back. We have to keep moving forward."

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