MILLWALL boss Neil Harris has reminded his players they need to prove they have recovered their form by following up their 3-1 win over Scunthorpe with three more points at Shrewsbury on Tuesday night.
The Lions are three points off the sixth-placed Southend, who host Bolton Wanderers at the same time.
Millwall’s win over the Iron on Saturday was their first in the league since they lost to Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup quarter-final.
““I don’t think we can hide from the fact we lost at Spurs in the FA Cup and then went four games without a win,” Harris said.
“Sheffield United had their blip in the first month of the season but other than Sheffield United all the teams chasing have had a blip at some stage. Some longer than others, some not as many and some might have one before the end of the season.
“Unfortunately we had one in September and then one in March, not an ideal time. Four games without a win isn’t disastrous, but it’s about how you react. You talk about not getting too down after a defeat or being judged for an individual game.”
Saturday’s win stretched Millwall’s unbeaten home run to 14 games in all competitions. The last time they lost at The Den was in December, when Louis Dodds scored the only goal to give the Shrews a first win at Millwall in 54 years.
Millwall produced one of their best performances of the season to cut the gap to Scunthorpe to four points and avenge their 3-0 defeat at Glanford Park in December, and Harris wants his side to do the same to Shrewsbury.
“I have to remind everybody that we haven’t made our league season by beating Scunthorpe,” Harris said. “We have to repeat that performance, and if we did have a blip for four games we’ve got to ensure we put that right with results this week.
“I said to the boys it’s a massive week for us. We started it really well with three points out of three. We’re chasing a victory at Shrewsbury because they came here earlier in the season and we battered them from start to finish and got beaten 1-0.
“We have to go and settle that score on Tuesday night at Shrewsbury.”
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