Preview: Blackpool vs Millwall

© Millwall FC
© Millwall FC

MILLWALL have no new injury concerns ahead of their trip to play a resurgent Blackpool on Tuesday night.

Neil Harris’ side have lost just once on the road in six games this season, but the Lions have lost on each of their last four visits to the Seasiders since winning 1-0 at Bloomfield Road in February 2007.

But Harris believes Millwall’s current squad and recent performances are reflecting the ethos he and his management team are trying to create.

“They’re good lads,” he said. “We work hard, and if you work hard you’ve got to have a good spirit about you. If someone’s having a bit of an off day your teammates have got to help you.

“You can see that the boys stick together and they work for each other. That’s something we want to instil throughout the football club, and we are.”

Swindon’s Mark Cooper became the second manager to lose his job this season soon after a defeat at The Den, and Harris felt Saturday’s opponents were unlucky to face his side on such a good run of form.

He said: “It was probably a case of he caught us on a really good day. He caught us on a day when we’re building something here and we’re taking those small steps.

“I think the fans that travelled to Crewe and to Port Vale and to Shrewsbury and who also saw us at home to Rochdale now see what we’re capable of as a team.

“It was probably our most dominant display. We were excellent in other ways against Rochdale as a team and some of our performances on the road have been like that.

“Our performance against Southend was similar, but without the end product.

“Hopefully they’re saving the chances up for another day. If you’re creating chances and you’ve got good players you’ll score goals. That’s what good goalscorers do.

“The fact is we’re creating chances, we’re getting into good areas and the biggest thing is we’re making good decisions.”

Blackpool, meanwhile, are unbeaten in four games but are still in the relegation zone following a desperate start to the season when they failed to win any of their first six fixtures, losing five of them.

They dug in at Coventry at the weekend to earn a point and this week they added Hayden White to their squad. The Bolton defender has signed on loan until January and will strengthen a defence that has kept three clean sheets in their last four games.

Experienced defender Emmerson Boyce told Blackpool’s official website: “The manager has drilled it into us that we need to keep clean sheets. That’s what was letting us down earlier in the season, but we’re starting to put that right.

“We’re always confident in our strikers to score, and as long we keep the back door shut we’ll slowly but surely move up this league.

“We’re working hard, fighting for each other and have a great belief in each other. We’re now hard to beat and the points are slowly but surely stacking up.”

Form guide (Last five league):

Blackpool: DLWWD

Millwall: LWDLW

Sky Bet match odds:

Blackpool 11/4  Draw 5/2  Millwall 19/20

Probable Millwall team:

4-4-2: Archer; Edwards, Craig, Beevers, J Martin; Onyedinma, Williams, Saville, Ferguson; Morison, O’Brien.