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Ruthlessness key against Ipswich, says Harris

The manager previews Tuesday night's Den meeting...

15 August 2017

Neil Harris has called on his Millwall players to be "ruthless and clinical" at The Den tonight as they seek their first Sky Bet Championship win of the new season against Ipswich Town.

Harris' men dominated large parts of their opening two League games, having more shots and creating more chances but are still seeking their first three points after Saturday's 1-1 draw with Bolton. 

"I think we were the better team in both of those games," the manager told millwallfc.co.uk.

"I was pleased with the performance against Bolton but I was a little disappointed we didn't win the game because I felt like we deserved to in a lot of ways.

"It bodes well for us in the sense that we have been competitve, but we want to get points on the board as quickly as possible. It was good to get the first point on Saturday but we need to follow that up and we have that opportunity against Ipswich.

"We need to be ruthless and clinical in the penalty area and put our chances away."

Defender Jake Cooper is expected to be available for the fixture after limping off with an ankle strain in the Carabao Cup win over Stevenage last week, while Aiden O'Brien will be assessed prior to kick-off as he looks to shake off a hamstring injury suffered in Millwall's season opener at Nottingham Forest.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy is expected to welcome back Grant Ward, while fellow midfielder Flynn Downes is in doubt after suffering a knock in Saturday's 2-1 win at Barnsley.


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