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Millwall boss Harris wary of 'dangerous' Coventry side

15 April 2016

The manager previews this weekend's crucial clash

Neil Harris believes Millwall will be coming up against a 'dangerous' Coventry City side in Saturday's Sky Bet League One fixture at the Ricoh Arena.

The Lions, who are currently fifth in the table, head into this weekend's fixture knowing that a positive result could well prove to be crucial in their bid to finish inside the Play-Off places.

Saturday's opponents, managed by Tony Mowbray, enjoyed an incredible start to the season but have slipped away somewhat in recent months and currently sit 13th in League One.

They did, however, beat Millwall 4-0 at The Den in the reverse fixture - a result Harris hasn't forgotten.

"We've only got to look back to August 15th to know that we're facing a really dangerous side," he said.

"It was a disappointing day for us in a lot of senses, but also what a learning curve for us and a reminder of how far we had to travel to get where we are now.

"We've come a long way and achieved a lot in a short space of time, but we can only really put that game to bed with a positive result and a good performance on Saturday.

"I've seen Coventry a couple of times recently and nothing has changed in the sense that they're still a really good footballing team, a possession-based side, and they have got some very dangerous players who can cause you problems."

Millwall's allocation of tickets sold out well in advance of Saturday's game and Harris says his side will be determined to reward the travelling Lions faithful for their backing.

"The fans have been brilliant this season," he added.

"We've had around 700-800 fans travelling to places like Oldham and Rochdale in the middle of winter, which is huge backing. There have been some real treks this year, especially on Tuesday nights, and the fans have been there to support us.

"They will be the first to admit that they've enjoyed it with the results we have achieved.

"Having said that, this is another one on Saturday where we will have a huge following and we want to give them something to cheer about. We want to reward them for their support.

"I spoke a lot at the start of the season about the fans identifying with a Millwall team on the pitch and appreciating that. It was one of my requests as a manager to my players to get that link, and I'm pretty sure it's back."

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