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"We need a strong reaction against table toppers," says Livermore

28 March 2017

Lions at full strength for Sheffield United clash

Millwall coaching staff have encouraged their players to move on from the rare defeat at Swindon and regain the impressive form that saw the Lions chalk up a 16 game unbeaten run in Sky Bet League One.

"The bonus of an unbeaten run coming to an end is that we can start another one," assistant boss Dave Livermore told

"That is what we are going to have to do if we are to achieve our objective of finishing in the top six.

"I don't think we should forget the good performances we have put it. On Saturday at Swindon we didn't play well, but that's our first League defeat in 17 matches. Hopefully we can put in a better performance and we can have a positive reaction and bounce back."

The Lions are three points behind Southend United with a game in hand, but are under no illusions that returning to the play-off places will be an easy task.

Sheffield United are on track to gain automatic promotion and will look to extend their unbeaten League run to twelve matches.

"We will have to have the right reaction against a team who are deservedly at the top of the table, they are a very good side," Livermore added.

"It may be a case that we are the underdogs going into this one, so maybe we aren't expected to win. However, we expect ourselves to put in a good performance that will enable us to win.

"We need to forget about our last result and have to make sure that our next performance is right because that is what is going to help us get back on track."

Neil Harris expects to have a fully fit squad at his disposal for the trip north. Goalkeeper Jordan Archer is the latest to return from injury and has gained valuable match minutes against Rochdale and Swindon Town since regaining the number one shirt last week.

Meanwhile, Blades boss Chris Wilder will assess Caolan Lavery and Matty Done before tonight's tie.

Both strikers were forced out of Sunday's draw at Oldham due to knocks and could be doubtful for a return to Bramall Lane.

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