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Harris focused on what Millwall can bring to the table at Crewe

11 September 2015

Boss Neil hopes gap in fixtures has done his side good

Millwall manager Neil Harris says the break in fixtures has helped his side to develop a "clearer mindset" ahead of Saturday's game against Crewe.

This weekend's match marks the start of a busy two-week schedule for The Lions with Tuesday's trip to Port Vale followed by consecutive home games against Southend United and Rochdale.

It has been 10 days since Millwall's last game - a 1-0 Johnstone's Paint Trophy success against Peterborough - but Harris says that time has been used wisely with additional work at Calmont Road.

"There were a few things we wanted to implement in training and a few ideas we wanted to get across," he said.

"We've done some hard work, some extra sessions and some video analysis stuff to show the boys because people learn in different ways.

"It doesn't mean we are going to be the finished article on Saturday against Crewe but it has given us a clearer mindset. 

"Hopefully it has helped us develop as a team and it's given a couple of the boys an opportunity to come back fresher from injuries so all-in-all we have kept the momentum going from the Peterborough game."

The Railwaymen are yet to win this season but Harris insists that as a team they have plenty to offer - though he is focusing on his own side's strengths going into the game at Gresty Road.

"Crewe are a terrific football club first and foremost and they've got a lot of respect from me and everybody," he added.

"They have a young side also and have players they are integrating into the group. I've seen them play a couple of times and they have played well without quite getting the results.

"They are going to want to pass the ball, keep the ball and they're certainly a threat going forward. We have to be mindful of that and respectful to that but we focus on what we are good at and hopefully we have improved in the last eight or nine days of training."

Watch Lions PlayerHD's full pre-match interview with Harris below.

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