KENNY Jackett says Millwall cannot afford to look beyond their FA Cup replay against Blackburn Rovers with a Wembley semi-final against Wigan at stake.
The Lions boss has called on his players to banish thoughts of a potential last-four tie and focus on getting the job done at Ewood Park after the sides played out a goalless draw at the weekend.
Millwall travel to Lancashire on Wednesday knowing that a win would seal their third appearance at the national stadium in four years – but Jackett is refusing to get carried away.
"You cannot be concentrating on Wigan at Wembley because you have to work out how to get there first," he told the club's official site. "That equation is the thing we have to focus on."
"It was a tight game on Sunday and, for the most part, we did pretty well. I wasn't disappointed with my team's performance. If we can repeat that you will win more games than you'll lose.
"The level of anticipation and excitement is high and slightly different as we are in the latter stages but the things you need to concentrate on to win a game of football are the same."
Jackett's comments were echoed by midfielder Liam Trotter and goalkeeper David Forde, who both insisted at a pre-match press conference that the Lions are fully focused on Wednesday's replay.
Trotter said: "We certainly will not be thinking beyond playing to the best of our ability against them, believing that we are capable of getting through."
Forde added: "We had the League One play-off final at Wembley with 50,000 Millwall fans and it was a great occasion so to be able to repeat that would be brilliant.
"But first things first – we have got Blackburn to play again and we can't disregard them, it will be a difficult game."