Millwall skipper Morison: We're going to Bradford to win

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STEVE MORISON has urged his side to bring a positive result back to The Den for the second leg of the play-off semi-final against Bradford.

Millwall were in a similar position to now in 2010 when they faced Huddersfield in the first leg having lost 1-0 to the Terriers when they had met in the league at The Den the previous month.

Millwall got a scoreless draw away before winning the second leg 2-0 at home and setting up a final against Swindon.

Bradford defeated Millwall 1-0 in March, and Morison isn’t underestimating the size of the task.

“Huddersfield were a tough a team and they were tough games but it doesn’t get tougher than Bradford,” Morison said. “It’s a difficult place to go.”

“We gave a good account of ourselves when we went there earlier in the season and only lost late on, so hopefully we can turn the tables this time.

“We want to get it back to The Den in a good position.

“You go up there to win the game, that’s we do every time we play. It would be even better coming back to The Den having won.

“We’ll go up there and keep doing what we do. We’re hard to break down and we’re dangerous at the other end as well. They’ll be just as worried about us. It’s a great match and one that we’ll enjoy – but only if we come out as winners.”

Morison and Neil Harris were team-mates when Millwall won promotion through the play-offs at Wembley in 2010 under Kenny Jackett.

When asked if he sees similarities between his old boss and the current Lions manager, Morison said: “No, they’re completely different, they’re worlds apart in every way.”

“Kenny was quiet and went about his business. The manager is quiet to a degree but he’s also just out of playing so he still wants to get involved, he’ll still have a little game in the box with us and things like that.

“But they’ve both done great and if the gaffer can (win promotion) in his first full season then he’ll be one up on Kenny.”

Morison also revealed that even when Millwall struggled earlier in the season Harris didn't give up on promotion. And the 32-year-old striker doesn’t want his team-mates to dwell on what they have achieved so far.

“The gaffer’s been talking about it all year even though we had a bit of a tough time of it until Christmas, but it’s amazing once it all started to click how far it’s come,” Morison said.

“I think everyone can be immensely proud already. But as we’ve been saying all week, and I said it in our huddle on Sunday (against Gillingham) that whatever the result was going to be our season starts on Tuesday.

“What we’ve done in the past is done and now we’ve got a two-game season. And if we win those two we’ll see what happens in the third one.

“But we’re miles away from Wembley and at the minute it’s not something we have to worry about.”

John Kelly

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