Millwall boss Harris wary of Walsall goal threat

MILLWALL manager Neil Harris has warned his side will face a free-flowing Walsall at The Den on Wednesday night.

The Saddlers are 18 points worse off than at the same time last year, but Jon Whitney’s side are unbeaten in three games and came from two goals down to draw 3-3 at Bury last weekend.

A win would lift them above Millwall in the League One table, but the Lions haven’t lost in eight games.

"Walsall have been very good the last three games, they’ve scored 10 goals," Harris said. "They certainly play an open game and as they did last year they play a possession game.

"They keep the ball and make passes so we have to make sure that we’re patient and disciplined in our shape, like we have been for a period of time now and like we were on Sunday against Watford.

"They’ve got some good technical players with goal-scoring ability so we have to be defensively good and when the chances come we have to take them."

After that FA Cup win over Watford, match-winner Steve Morison and skipper Tony Craig reminded the players that the league is the priority.

And Shane Ferguson, who assisted Morison’s goal, believes that leadership is vital.

He said: “You can’t get carried away with the result. It was great but our focus has to be on the league and getting back up the table.

“It’s good because they’re both great professionals. We’ve got a lot of young players in the squad and it’s to let them know that we’ve more to think about, not just the cup.”

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John Kelly