Millwall can't worry about Rotherham's results, says Harris

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MILLWALL cannot afford to be distracted by their rivals' results as they battle to stay in the Championship, Neil Harris has warned.

The Lions are seven points adrift of Rotherham after they beat Brighton on Easter Monday, with the Millers travelling to promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough tomorrow.

Fulham, who are a point above Rotherham, host second-from-bottom Wigan at Craven Cottage tonight.

Owing to Blackburn's involvement in an FA Cup quarter-final against Liverpool earlier this week, Millwall now have a game in hand on Steve Evans' side.

But while Harris would rather have been in action on Monday, he insists the Lions cannot concern themselves with matters which are out of their hands.

He said: "We'd love to have played on Monday or Tuesday but it wasn't to be and we can't control fixture dates.

"We can only worry about what we're doing. I can't control what Rotherham, Fulham or Brighton do. It's nothing to do with us.

"If they win their games and we win our games, they will finish above us. All we can do is worry about our next game and trying to get a result in that.

"If we don't win games, we haven't got a chance of catching the teams above us anyway. I find it really simple to focus on what we're doing.

"We're so engrossed in what we're trying to achieve that other results are just other results really."

Harris says there has been a big boost in his squad's confidence levels since they defeated local rivals Charlton.

"There's a great atmosphere and the boys are buzzing around training," he said.

"A bit of pressure's been taken off because beating Charlton was a reward for their hard work.

"Getting that reward was important to help keep momentum going but we're mindful of where we are and the position we're still in."It's a good start but there is a long way to go."

Alex Aldridge


11 thoughts on “Millwall can't worry about Rotherham's results, says Harris

  • April 10, 2015 at 12:07

    What he didn't say was that we have toned down training a bit so we had more energy for the game.
    which is sensible a bit likehis articles

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  • April 10, 2015 at 12:11

    What result do people of News at Den think would be a good result in the Fulham v Wigan game??
    As much as its near impossible to not look at other results, the only way to survive is to win/gain as many points as we can, we are not in a position where we can look and rely on other results. So come on you lions and take every team for what they got! Firm believer that millwall have the passion and fans to match any team we could me against no one in my opinion can match millwall on that! NOLU

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    • April 10, 2015 at 12:20

      @Millwall_Bill: Awkward one,if fulham win they are away and staying up,if its a draw same thing.Do we want to keep it simple and target rovrum or do we want to keep fulham in the mix and have both fulham and rovrum getting relegation nerves and perhaps one or other messing up.
      I have faith in the team beating wigan,so perhaps a wigan win against fulham would give us more options,but then we would not be able to slip up one little bit.
      I go for the wigan win

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    • April 10, 2015 at 13:57

      @Millwall_Bill: If we get as many points as Wigan for the remainder of the season, then we only have to look up at the only two teams we can catch. Therefore I'd favour Wigan beating Fulham.

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      • April 10, 2015 at 14:13

        @SE14: A win for Wigan would be better as, although they will overtake us, we still have them to come. A right result in that six-pointer would then have us chasing a safe place.

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