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Millwall boss Harris calls for a repeat performance

4 March 2016

The manager previews Saturday's visit of Blackpool

Neil Harris has urged his Millwall players to show the same qualities on display against Wigan Athletic earlier this week when they host Blackpool at The Den on Saturday (3pm).

The Lions were completely dominant against their promotion rivals on Tuesday night but were ultimately unable to break down a stubborn Latics defence and as such missed a chance to close the gap on the League's top two.

But Harris' side have an opportunity to quickly return to winning ways in SE16 this weekend against The Tangerines, who are currently 21st in the League One table.

"It's a different challenge for us," Harris said.

"They are a really hard working team. Neil McDonald's players have a real go for him and they had a good result in the week, so we know what faces us.

"We've got to put in the same level of discipline and desire and have the same aggressiveness and focus, especially when using the ball.

"I just ask the players to give me everything they've got in every game. We work hard on shape and organisation and I tell them to express themselves, so there is no pressure there for us."

Millwall will be without defender Joe Martin, who begins a two-match suspension following his 10th booking of the season earlier this week.

Discussing his selection choices for Saturday's fixture, Harris added: "We'll look at the group in the hours between now and kick-off time.

"Joe has done really well for us at left-back but Shane (Ferguson) is a natural replacement for him there, though we do have other options.

"Other than that we look quite healthy."

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