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Harris seeking right mentality against Norwich

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1 March 2019

Millwall boss Neil Harris has stated that his team need to be "hard to break down" for the next 12 "Cup Finals" that will finish The Lions' 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship campaign.

Millwall welcome high-flying Norwich City to The Den on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 3pm) off the back of two defeats, at home to Preston North End and at Hull City, in which five goals were conceded, but boasted a record of four clean sheets in five games before last weekend.

Sitting four points above the relegation zone, speaking in his matchday programme notes ahead of Saturday's match, Harris explained how the "clean sheet mentality" that served his side so well in early February must return between now and the final-day meeting with Wigan Athletic on 5th May.

"This is a big match at this stage of the season for both sides. Norwich are flying high at the top of the division, trying to consolidate a place in looking for Premier League football, whilst we are fighting at the other end for different reasons.

"We find ourselves back at The Den disappointed from two defeats after a pleasing win at Derby County. Again, like Preston North End, and in previous times during the season, we've found ourselves giving away easy goals.

"We had shored up defensively as a team since Christmas and been so hard to break down - for the next 12 Cup Finals, we have to make sure we are in that frame of mind.

"A clean sheet and first-goal mentality are as key as ever, none more so than on Saturday against a very strong Norwich outfit."


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