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"We fancy ourselves against either team at home," says Cooper

7 February 2017

Derby County and Leicester City to battle for Den date

The Premier League champions or the ruthless Rams?

Lions defender Jake Cooper admits he "doesn't mind" if it's Leicester City or Derby County that prevail in Wednesday night's Emirates FA Cup Fourth-Round-replay because Millwall will have the "upper hand" when the victor travels to The Den.

"We fancy ourselves against anyone at home," he told

"Both games will be difficult and both will pose different problems for us, but we have been in good form at home lately.

"Millwall have had a good Cup run already, beating two Premier League opponents and I think that will stand us in good stead when we try to cause another upset.

"I will keep an eye on the match between Derby and Leicester because i'm eager to know who our opponents will be, but our main focus has to be on Southend this weekend and climbing up the League table," the defender added.

Cooper laid the platform for a deserved win at Coventry City on Saturday, scoring his first goal for Millwall since joining on loan from Reading last month.

"I have really enjoyed myself over the last few weeks. It's a good feeling to get that first goal and I just want to keep contributing."

The Lions will enjoy a rare break from mid-week match action, next hosting Southend United at The Den on Saturday. 

"We have to make the most of this few days off because the games will start coming thick and fast again. This period is about recovering and preparing to continue our push up the table."

Tickets for our clash with Southend United are available at the gate until kick-off. Buy yours online here.

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