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"We want to keep the momentum going" says Neil Harris

8 November 2016

Lions boss looking forward to a positive performance at Luton

Millwall manager Neil Harris is looking for his team to maintain a 100 per cent winning record in the Checkatrade Trophy at Luton Town this evening.

Both The Lions and Hatters have recorded victories in their two previous group stages, and the winner of tonight's game will have the advantage of a home tie when the draw for the next round is made on Thursday morning.

Speaking to Lions PlayerHD ahead of the game, Chopper said: "We've taken this competition seriously all the way through and we want to keep the momentum going.

"We've got some injuries at the moment and have lost some international players, so the team may not be quite as strong with first team regulars this time out.

"Steve Morison and Ben Thompson won't be involved after coming off at the weekend. However, it gives other people an opportunity, people who have been patient, been on the bench or been in and around the team. Most of all, it gives an opportunity to some of the players who have really caught the eye. Those players who have played regularly and played well for the U23s and had input in a five game winning run.

"It's a good competition, we've enjoyed some good performances and results in it so we will give it total respect. We will certainly have a competitive side out."

Luton Town manager Nathan Jones is expected to hand late fitness tests to a couple of players before settling on his squad tonight.

Striker Jack Marriot remains doubtful with an ankle injury, while Johnny Mullins may make his return to the Hatters line-up. The centre-back was a late omission on Saturday after picking up a knock in the warm-up to Luton's Emirates FA Cup tie with Exeter.

As a result, versatile Northern Ireland youth player Cameron McGeehan was recalled to the starting XI and will be on standby again to fill the void if Mullins is not fit to facet The Lions.

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