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"Millwall fans have a role to play tonight," says Harris

4 May 2017

Lions boss has no fresh injury concerns ahead of Play-Off tie

Lions boss Neil Harris wants to make Scunthorpe's trip to The Den a "difficult one," insisting a hostile atmosphere will be crucial to getting a foothold in the Sky Bet League One Semi-Finals.

The Iron will travel to SE16 for the second time in a month and Harris says the home support will "have a role to play" as the club seeks a repeat performance to the 3-1 victory in early April.

"We have to be Millwall as one, fans and players together." Harris told millwallfc.co.uk

"Playing at The Den in the first leg is perfect for us and we will have to make that home advantage count.

"Our fans have been the extra man in our past Play-Off campaigns, we need that again tonight. They have to get there early, soak up the atmosphere and intimidate the opposition to give us that advantage right from the kick-off."

Harris has praised the character in the camp after The Lions scored a last-gasp winner at Bristol Rovers to secure a top six finish. 

"I have been with the club long enough to know that we don't always do things the easy way," he added. 

"Now we're into the Play-Offs and it's where we deserve to be after 46 games.

"These campaigns are hostile, aggressive and nervy and you have to perform under pressure. We had to win at Bristol Rovers on Sunday and the experience that we gained last week will definitely help us tonight."

Harris has no fresh injury or suspension concerns but will assess a number of player who have been affected by illness earlier this week.

Meanwhile, Scunthorpe boss Graham Alexander will make a late call on right-back Scott Wiseman, who missed Sunday's home win against Coventry City due to a knee injury.

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