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Neil Harris 'relishing' Millwall's huge Easter weekend

25 March 2016

Lions boss looks forward to Bradford and Burton challenge

Lions boss Neil Harris is relishing the challenge of two very big games for his side over the Easter weekend.

With nine League One fixtures remaining, nothing will be decided over this Bank Holiday, but matches against fellow contenders Bradford City and Burton Albion could provide a significant indicator as to Millwall's promotion prospects.

Chopper said: "There's a lot at stake of course, but credit to the players for getting themselves into contention at this stage of the season.

"These are the sort of challenges that we're all in the game for, and what we will do is separate them out, focus on Bradford City until 5pm on Saturday when we'll move on to thinking about Burton.

"I felt when we played Bradford City earlier in the season that they would be involved in the shake-up at the end of the season.

"They are a strong, physical well-organised side with some experienced players in their ranks, and their manager is massively experienced with a proven track record.

"We know it will be a tough game at their place, but we're ready for it."

The manager will be forced to make changes to his starting line-up with both Jimmy Abdou and Shane Ferguson, along with David Forde, away on international duty, but he feels he has ready made replacements in the ranks.

"Of course we would have liked to have them all available this weekend, but as has been the case throughout the season, whenever we have had players ruled out for whatever reason, others have stepped up to the mark and helped us maintain our momentum.

"There are guys in the squad who have had to be patient and who have been supportive of those in the team.

"Now they will have the chance to stake their claim to get back in the side and stay there."

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