Gallen: Beat Leicester and Millwall will be safe from relegation

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ASSISTANT manager Joe Gallen believes a win against Leicester would guarantee Millwall's Championship status – even if results elsewhere don't make it a mathematical certainty.

While a Coventry win at Burnley tomorrow would prolong official confirmation of the Lions' safety for at least another week, victory against the Foxes would see Kenny Jackett's side reach the 50-point-mark which, according to Gallen, would see them survive.

"We seem to have found some form at the right time of the season," he told the club's official website.

"We're still looking to get 50 points, which is the target the manager set a couple of weeks ago, and it would be great it we could do it in front of our own fans.

"Not conceding goals has been the key. My opinion is that since the Middlesbrough game, we've put in some good performances and been unlucky to not to pick up more points at home.

"Not conceding always gives you a chance of winning the game, and thankfully we've scored the first goal on a few occasions. A combination of those two things has helped us get the points."

Leicester's need for points is just as pressing, with Nigel Pearson's side sitting just outside the play-off positions going into tomorrow's match.

Gallen added: "I think it's going to be a really good game. They have a lot of flair and attacking players and they need to win. We're in the same situation ourselves because we want to reach 50 points.

"We have to nullify their strengths – of which there are many – defend from the front and as the game goes on, impose ourselves."



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