Harris: Northampton not in relegation danger – but will still pose Millwall a threat

NEIL Harris doesn't believe Northampton are at risk of relegation – but is warning his players they are still after the points to make them mathematically secure. 

The Cobblers are six points above the drop zone and are 250/1 to go down with four games left, while Millwall know if they win their last four games they will finish in the top six.

The Lions got their promotion bid back on track by beating rivals Scunthorpe 3-1 after a four-game winless league run and following it up with a win at Shrewsbury and draw at Gillingham.

Harris is wary of any side coached by Justin Edinburgh, who led former club Gillingham to a 3-0 win at The Den last season.

“They’ll be safe, they’re not in danger of going down,” Harris said of Friday’s visitors. “But they’ll certainly want a point or two or three to feel more secure as quickly as possible.

“They’ve got a lot of size and presence in their teams at set-pieces. What Justin’s side also do is they have a right go at teams. They compete and run and Gillingham over the last couple of years were a tough team to play against.

“I expect a similar game to Scunthorpe. That was a hundred miles an hour and we had to play with calm heads.

“I expect a good crowd inside The Den now that we’re back into the play-off places. It’s a fanbase that wants us to stay in there and we have to do what we did in the Scunthorpe game.”

Millwall travel to Fleetwood on Easter Monday when a win with a combination of other results over the weekend could see them climb above the Cod Army, who are currently third.

Harris knows it won’t be easy against Uwe Roslwer’s surprise packets.

He said: "Fleetwood are a big, strong physical side, good at set-plays and don’t give much away. They work very hard.

“They’ve got some football ability in them as well and have made their ground a tough place to go.

“Both games over the Easter period are games where we’ll have to stand strong and be physical and put in really good Millwall performances. Then we have to play with that quality that we’ve shown in spells over the last three games.”

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John Kelly

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10 thoughts on “Harris: Northampton not in relegation danger – but will still pose Millwall a threat

  • April 12, 2017 at 07:55
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    If we can't beat the likes of Northampton we don't deserve to be in the play-offs. Simple as that.

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    • April 13, 2017 at 09:13
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      @NICKOLA: thinking your gonna win it's a 50/50 don't act all smug your team is good and if u loose u still deserve to go to playoffs. 🙄

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  • April 12, 2017 at 09:05
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    We will beat that load of old cobblers ... Monday we'll really need to win.

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  • April 12, 2017 at 12:57
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    Another rollar coaster season, well that Millwall for us . Come on you players .train hard play hard and just hold you head up with pride. I for one am proud to follow this team this year .

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  • April 12, 2017 at 13:40
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    stop worrying about the opposition Chopper , worry about our team performing

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  • April 12, 2017 at 16:45
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    Chill out Harris, sit back and watch the lads give em a hiding..coyl

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  • April 12, 2017 at 17:00
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    its a must win game they all are now , unfortunately as always we've made it hard for ourselves , with southend at chesterfield they'll fancy 3 points there , so need a good win to take us to Fleetwood with

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  • April 12, 2017 at 22:22
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    Playoffs is a result as we made no attempt to improve on a squad that made the playoff finals the year befire

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  • April 13, 2017 at 07:38
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    Can feel another Wembley trip on the horizon! Coyl

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  • April 13, 2017 at 12:35
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    Milwall are a team who surprises everyone like no one expected them to reach the quarter finals of the fa cup I truly believe that they will reach the playoffs if we put our minds to the game we will win with our fans behind us we need that encouragement COYL

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