NEIL Harris is calling on the Millwall fans to make The Den “loud and hostile” as the Lions go head-to-head with London rivals Fulham on Friday night.
Millwall boast a 17-game unbeaten league run, but will come up against the only side in England on a longer sequence without defeat. Fulham haven’t lost in 21 games and since then have moved from 12th to third in the Championship table, a point off Cardiff.
Millwall are back at The Den after two away games. More than 16,000 fans watched their two previous home fixtures, against Bristol City and Nottingham Forest.
Fulham are set to bring 2,000 fans with them across London to see if their team can move into second place in the Championship.
Harris praised Millwall fans for their support last Saturday against Sheffield United, when they often could be heard over more than 25,000 home supporterss at Bramall Lane.
Despite the game being moved to Friday night, making it more difficult to attend, and live coverage on Sky Sports, it’s set to be another sell-out.
“The atmospheres recently have been brilliant,” Harris said. “Saturday was a great atmosphere to be involved in. I thought the Sheffield United fans were excellent and our fans were top drawer again, they’re absolutely loving it at the moment.
“The Den in recent weeks, Bristol City Nottingham Forest, those games in particular, were great atmospheres.
“This will be no different, Friday night at The Den under the lights and live on Sky. It doesn’t get better than that for a Millwall team.
“We need it every bit as loud and hostile as it has been in recent weeks. It does make a difference. They are the best games for Millwall players to play in, the big games that really matter.
“Forty-three games gone in the league and we are in sixth place in the Championship, that’s some effort by the players.
“I’m telling the players to enjoy it, and they are. The fans have got to do the same – come and enjoy it.”
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