Boss issues rallying call to Millwall supporters

MILLWALL players have "done their bit" to get into a position to challenge for the top six – now Neil Harris is urging fans to "come out in force" against Nottingham Forest at The Den on Friday.

The Lions are hoping to continue their hugely impressive season by claiming three points against Aitor Karanka's side, which depending on other results and goal differences could lift them as high as seventh in the Championship table.

Millwall have already sold out their away allocation for the trip to Ipswich Town on Bank Holiday Monday, and the exciting climax to this campaign should ensure a big attendance at The Den for the early kick-off against Forest.

"I expect our fans to come out in force and get behind their team," Harris said. "The players have done their bit to get us into this position.

"There aren't many times in the different generation blocks supporting your club when you're going to get into positions like this. We have to make sure we enjoy it and get the fans behind us.

"Whatever happens over the next eight games we've had a fantastic season. Our fans will enjoy it home and away, because we have some cracking away games coming up as well."

Harris hasn't been able to work with a full squad this week. James Meredith and Tim Cahill arrived back at the training ground on Wednesday morning after their involvement with Australia.

Jordan Archer won't be back at Calmont Road until tomorrow after Scotland duty.

Harris said: "It's not ideal, there have been people in and out of the building this week until Jordan is the last one back Thursday morning. He travels back from Hungary.

"We have to make sure we're organised, that players get what they need between returning from international duty and the game Friday. We also have to make sure that the lads who are here daily get what they need between recovery and training time.

"My job is to make sure that everyone keeps their focus going into Friday's game. That's quite easy at the moment with the way results are going, they don't need much reminding about the job at hand.

"We will make sure that they are getting the right messages and that we approach the game in the right manner. We have to be on the front foot on Friday."

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John Kelly