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Millwall boss Harris has "utmost respect" for rugby league players

3 September 2015

Lions manager Chopper has his say as The Den prepares to host Wigan Warriors

Millwall manager Neil Harris says he has the "utmost respect" for rugby league players as final preparations for Saturday's match between Wigan Warriors and Catalans Dragons at The Den get underway.

It is the first time that a rugby league match has been held in SE16 and Harris, who is an avid follower of the sport, anticipates that many Lions fans will make the most of the opportunity to watch the two sides lock horns at The Den.

He told "It's a great occasion and a big day not just for our football club, but also for Wigan Warriors and their fans. 

"To be hosting another sporting event at The Den is brilliant for the club and I'm sure there will be a big crowd there on the day to watch what will undoubtedly be a very exciting game.

"I am a big fan of rugby league. It is a powerful game with real pace in it and I have the utmost respect for the players, who are true athletes and put their bodies through an enormous amount every time they step out on the pitch.

"Saturday is a great chance for our fans to watch a different sport at The Den and I'm sure there will be a lot of Millwall supporters who want to make the most of the opportunity and be there to experience it."

Tickets for the game are selling fast. For further details, including information on a discount for Millwall fans, please click here.

Want to know more about Wigan Warriors? Read our in-depth look at their history by clicking here.

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