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"Stay upbeat and stay focused," says Chopper

21 October 2016

Millwall's clash with Fleetwood Town presents a 'test of character'

Neil Harris is predicting a swift turn around in Millwall's fortunes when The Lions host Fleetwood Town at The Den on Saturday (3pm).

The Lions manager is expected to name the same squad as Tuesday night when Millwall were unfortunate not to build on Saturday's 3-1 win at Northampton against a very strong Bolton outfit.

"We were disappointed with the result but we really did dominate the majority of the match," Harris told millwallfc.co.uk.

Aiden O'Brien returned as a substitute in the midweek match, during which The Lions failed to score for the first time in 26 games, and could be in contention for a position in the starting XI against Fleetwood Town.

The striker has scored five goals this season and his return boosts Chopper's options up front fire-power.

"I have been speaking to the players about staying upbeat, staying focused and getting the advantage in every situation. The small things add up and often fine-margins decide games," Harris said.

Meanwhile, both Shaun Cummings and Shaun Hutchinson played for the U23s in the 1-0 win against Crystal Palace on Monday, but may not feature for the seniors until the trip to Oxford United next week.

Fleetwood Town may be forced to shuffle their pack for Saturday's match. Goalkeeper Chris Neal lasted just nine minutes against Chesterfield on Tuesday night before succumbing to injury. Stand-in keeper Alex Cairns, who kept a clean sheet in that 1-0 midweek win, is expected to make his full debut for Fleetwood if Neal fails a last-minute fitness test at the The Den.

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