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"Friendships will be put on hold tonight," declares Chopper

22 November 2016

Paul Robinson set to return to The Den for AFC Wimbledon derby

Neil Harris believes Paul Robinson's return to The Den will be the spark that ignites a fiery London derby tonight (7.45pm).

The former Lions skipper made more than 350 appearances for the club and earned his place in Millwall folklore by scoring the match-winner in the famous 2010 League One Play-Off final.

"I really look forward to his return tonight and I hope he gets the reception he deserves." Harris told

But friendships will be set aside come kick-off as Millwall look to break a defensive AFC Wimbledon unit that has conceded 22 goals this season.

"Robbo is a warrior at the back, he's extremely tough to play against and we will have to be at our best.

"AFC Wimbledon are a hard working team, they get the ball forward and have done really well. It's going to be a fiery London derby and a good test for us," he added.

Tonight's match can't come quickly enough for The Lions as they seek to make amends for Saturday's Bolton defeat.

"I am looking for a strong reaction from my players tonight and we will have to be focused and feisty to get a good result."

Harris may be forced to shuffle his pack tonight with Steve Morison ruled out and strike partner Lee Gregory in doubt through injury.

"We will have to see how Lee fares before kick-off, but if he's not fit then it opens the door for someone else to come in.

"Forwards Aiden O'Brien, Fred Onyedinma and Harry Smith have all been in exceptional form and they are all fighting to get into the starting squad," Harris said.

Meanwhile, The Dons will be without Dean Parrett after the midfielder picked up a fifth yellow yard of the season in Saturday's win over Bury, while defender John Meades is doubtful with an ankle knock.

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