MILLWALL midfielder Chris Taylor says he “can’t wait” to experience the atmosphere at a sold-out Den on Friday night for the second leg of the play-off semi-final against Bradford.
The Lions need only to avoid losing to the Bantams by more than one goal to reach the League One play-off final, though Taylor insists they will be trying to win the game.
Taylor was part of the last Millwall side to reach Wembley when under Kenny Jackett they lost 2-0 to Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup semi-final in 2013.
And he is excited about the prospect of playing in front of more than 17,000 fans for an evening kick-off.
“The biggest one I’ve played in so far is probably the semi-final at Wembley when the atmosphere was unbelievable,” Taylor said.
“I know at The Den even when it’s half-full the atmosphere is electric. I can’t wait for Friday night, all the lads are talking about it, buzzing for it.
“That’s what you live for, nights that are coming up like this.”
The message from the training ground this week has been about focusing only on Bradford and not letting thoughts stray beyond confirming their place in the final.
And Taylor said Wembley has not yet entered into the conversation.
“If you think about it too much it can come back to haunt you,” Taylor stressed. “We’ll approach the game looking to beat Bradford, which we know will be difficult. They’re a very good team with dangerous players so the mindset has to be that it’s one game that we want to win at home.
“We know then we’ll be where we need to be.”
Meanwhile, Taylor is uncertain where he will be playing his football next season with his contract with Blackburn Rovers set to expire in the summer.
He could sign for Millwall permanently during the closed season, and he says he’s happy with the choice he made joining the club for a second time.
“I’ve got the apartment that Jed Wallace used to live in which is really nice,” Taylor said. “It’s great of the club to put me up there, they’ve helped me settle as quickly as possible because it was a really quick transition. They smoothed it for me.
“I’m really enjoying life on and off the pitch at the moment.”