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"Bristol Rovers will want to go out with a bang," says Harris

29 April 2017

Lions boss expects fiery final day of the season

Neil Harris believes Bristol Rovers boss Darrell Clarke will be determined to "go out with a bang" and cap off The Pirates' first season back in the division with a top ten finish.

Rovers boast one of the best home records in the division and will seek to extend their unbeaten run at Memorial Stadium to thirteen on Sunday.

"Darrell Clarke has bred success at that club over the last few years. He's helped them to two promotions and a really solid start back in League One," Harris told millwallfc.co.uk

"He is going to want to go out with a bang in front of their fans and is going to tell his team to go out and enjoy it and score goals.

"They're a team that play with flair, freedom and are very attack-minded. We have to make sure we are at our best defensively and sharper than we were last match against Oxford.

"Offensively, we have to be more lively and carry a goal threat that may have been lacking last weekend too - but i'm confident we will do that."

Sunday will be Bristol Rovers' last match of the season, while Millwall can keep their promotion hopes alive and sure up a position in the play-offs with a win this weekend.

However, a defeat would open the door for Rochdale or Southend United to leapfrog The Lions into sixth spot; a do-or-die situation that Chopper believes will spur on his side.

"We are hungry to get into the play-offs because this is what we've been working towards all season," Harris added.

"If we can secure our spot we know we'll be a dangerous proposition for any team in this division over two legs."

"It's going to be a tough game but the atmosphere will be fantastic. A lot of our fans will be travelling down and that will add some spice to the match, we have to use that to our advantage."

The Lions are nearing full fitness, with Shaun Hutchinson the only player under an injury cloud. The centre-back will be assessed prior to kick-off as he eyes a return from a cracked rib suffered at Fleetwood earlier this month.

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