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Harris hints at tactical tweaks for MK trip

12 August 2016

Boss previews Dons encounter

Neil Harris admits that he is considering alterations to Millwall's formation against MK Dons on Saturday.

Both clubs are among the favourites for promotion this season and each boast back-to-back wins at the start of the current campaign.

Karl Robinson's side are well known for their possession-based brand of football - qualities which Harris is mindful of - and that could tempt the Millwall manager into a different tactical approach at Stadium MK this weekend.

"Karl is a settled manager with a settled squad and they have some dangerous players," Harris said.

"They pose a real threat to us and we have to be diligent to them as ever.

"We always consider a change of shape against teams who play what is predominantly total football. What we do know is that MK Dons will have a lot of the ball - more than us - and we're used to that.

"They're a really good passing team but tactically the boys will be ready and we'll have a gameplan. On the day it's about who executes theirs best."

The Lions go into the game full of belief after beating Oldham (3-0) and Barnet (4-0) to kick-off the 2016/17 in style. But the boss insists his side will be taking nothing for granted as they head into what is already a key set of fixtures in the coming days. 

"There's a fine line between confidence and knowing where you are," Harris added.

"I'd like to think that as a group we know where we are at the moment. We're still searching for our best form but we have had two good results and two good performances if I'm honest.

"It's a real tough test on Saturday against MK Dons and is the start of a big week for us. We've got three games in seven days against really good sides in MK Dons, Peterborough and Sheffield United, which will be a marker for us in finding where we are in the division.

"The games are coming thick and fast and that gives us a chance to gain a foothold points-wise."

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