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Shaun Hutchinson believes "fine margins" will be the difference

15 May 2017

Lions won't be overawed by Play-Off Final, says centre-back

Shaun Hutchinson says winning the individual duals will be key as The Lions look to overcome Play-Off Final rivals Bradford and gain promotion to the Championship.

Wembley will play host to the mouthwatering conclusion of the Sky Bet League One season in front of more than 50,000 fans on Saturday afternoon.

The Lions and Bantams couldn't be separated in either of their regular season fixtures and Hutchinson believes it will take a mixture of "composure and confidence" to find the winning edge this weekend.

"It will be a close game and it's one that a lot of people can't call," The Lions defender told 

"I think there will be two quite nervy sides out there at Wembley, that's only natural in such a high-stakes game.

"But you can control nerves and you can control excitement and that's probably going to be the main factor, which team can compose themselves the best and just play their normal game with confidence."

Hutchinson scored a last-gasp winner at Bristol Rovers on the final day of the season, sending Millwall through to the Sky Bet League One Semi-Final and says that never-say-die attitude will be crucial again this weekend.

"The reason why we are both in the Final is because we are good enough to be here and both good enough to get the result. It will come down to which team wants it more, winning the individuals battles and fighting for ninety minutes. 

"We are two completely different, but very equal sides. I think we are a bit more direct than they are at times but it is a very level playing field and that's why it's going to be an exciting match.

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