No Millwall player mentioned Leicester before Port Vale clash

NEIL Harris said Millwall’s cup exploits this season have helped fuel their current run, which now stands at 12 games unbeaten after the 2-0 League One win over Port Vale on Tuesday night.

The Lions have won eight of their 10 fixtures in three knockout competitions this season, and are looking to dump Premier League opposition out of the FA Cup for the third round in succession when they meet Leicester City on Saturday.

Harris said “no one mentioned” that tie against the Premier League champions before the clash with the Valiants, and with a league game against Chesterfield four days after the Foxes visit The Den, the Millwall boss re-emphasised that is where priorities lie.

“We take cup competitions seriously, the Checkatrade Trophy, League Cup, FA Cup, they are important games for us,” Harris said.

“Most of our games have been at The Den in cup competitions, and that brings a challenge in itself because we want to win home games, you don’t want to be beaten in front of your own fans. We want to win the next game all the time.

“It’s certainly given us confidence, beating Premier League opposition, there’s no doubt about that.

“The boys’ focus is to win the next game all the time. No one mentioned Leicester. No one spoke about anything to do with the FA Cup in the build-up to the (Port Vale) game.

“The boys will enjoy Saturday, whatever the outcome, but there are some senior players in my dressing room that will be focusing on Tuesday night against Chesterfield as the biggest game of the season.”

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