Millwall boss wants players to continue showing confidence

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MILLWALL boss Neil Harris wants his players to continue to show their confidence in matches. 

The Lions go to Port Vale tonight having won their last two games against Peterborough at home in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and away to Crewe in the league.

And Harris believes the players are taking “small steps” in translating their new-found confidence into higher performance levels.

“The mood has been fantastic,” Harris said: “The spirit within the squad, the togetherness in the group is top drawer.

“We’ve spoken about that as a group to the boys in the dressing room and at the training ground and that confidence has to be translated into the games. We've seen small steps in the last couple of wins.”

With two away games in four days, the Lions boss has said he and his staff are making sure the players are prepared for the trip to Vale Park and have recovered sufficiently ahead of the clash.

“We do everything we can do recovery-wise,” Harris added. “We get the players to eat the right food and drink the right drinks and get the right amount of sleep.

“We’re doing all we can after games to make sure they recover as quickly as possible, and then Monday morning the first thing we did, knowledge-wise, was regarding Port Vale.

“As a player you want as much information as you can take on to give you the best chance to win the game.

“My staff and I started preparing for this game at ten to five on Saturday evening."

Jay Taylor


7 thoughts on “Millwall boss wants players to continue showing confidence

  • September 15, 2015 at 17:03

    As long as you play the team that gelled so well on Saturday then we stand a good chance Neil. Happy days.

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  • September 15, 2015 at 17:58

    i settle for a draw ,they are a good stolid side.BUT surprises can occur we have won up there before,does anyone else remember john goodman and ted giving us a 2-1 win up there ,when the police marched us across town and back after the match in lashing rain on new years day in the early nineties.i sat next to a port vale steward a local fellar he told me his best pal and classmate at school was mark bright.oh yeah i had a bit of a scuffle coming back from the toilet at the rear of the stand in the partial light to.lions rule

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  • September 15, 2015 at 19:22

    Nelson not fit tonight. Here's the team-
    13 Archer
    04 Edwards
    17 Webster
    06 Williams
    16 Beevers
    05 Craig
    10 Onyedinma
    08 Upson
    26 Abdou
    20 Morison
    22 O'Brien

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  • September 15, 2015 at 19:46

    Sorry I said the game was on BBC london, it must be there digital channel.

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  • September 15, 2015 at 19:58

    It's on the BBC Radio IPlayer BBC London I'm listening to it now.

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  • September 15, 2015 at 20:03

    Digital BBC london, and we've had 3 cleared off the line.

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  • September 15, 2015 at 20:26

    listening to it on lions player,sounds a really good game come wall 1-0 or 8-7 as long as we win and come home with the 3 points

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