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Harris looks ahead to Millwall v Coventry

9 September 2016

Manager Neil wary of Coventry talent

Neil Harris is relieved that his Millwall players have had a chance to "rest and recover" in the build-up to Saturday's visit of Coventry City (3pm).

By kick-off time this weekend, The Lions will have gone a full seven days between games for the first time in 2016/17 after a hectic and physically demanding August.

And that has allowed those suffering with slight knocks extra time to overcome them - a welcome boost to the manager's selection options against The Sky Blues.

"Not having a midweek fixture for the first time this season has given an opportunity for the players to have a couple of days to rest and recover," Harris said.

"Also, importantly, we have been able to reinforce some basics out on the training pitch; just a few little reminders about what we're good at and where we can improve ahead of Saturday's match and indeed the fixtures we have ahead of us in the coming weeks and months.

"The short break between games means I can now select those who were away on international duty last weekend as well as one or two who were suffering with slight injuries, which is a big boost for the squad."

Coventry visit The Den in search of a first League victory of the 2016/17 campaign but the Millwall manager believes it won't be long before Tony Mowbray's side show their undoubted quality.

"It's another big challenge for my players and it's one that as a group we've been looking forward to all week," Harris added.

"Coventry have had a tough start, but their squad is littered with very talented players, and they also have one of the most experienced managers around. It is only a matter of time before they start winning games and climbing the table."

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