Millwall will bring 'hostility' to Brentford – Harris

NEIL Harris wants to ensure a performance that gets Millwall fans behind his side against Brentford at Griffin Park on Saturday.

Millwall head into their second London derby of the season with three wins in their last four games.

Harris is looking forward to the Bees clash after 1-0 respective home wins for the clubs last season.



“The London derbies the last couple of years have been brilliant, I’ve really enjoyed them,” Harris said. “Brentford was a great occasion. I remember vividly it was a game of two halves: first half they dominated, second half we should have been out of sight.

“They are good games. The atmosphere at The Den in March was outstanding from both sets of fans. The QPR games have been excellent. The following at Reading a couple of weeks ago – it’s not a London derby but it’s not a million miles away – the fans have been outstanding this year on the road.”

Millwall have had 34 shots on target in their last five games, in contrast to 10 on their own goal.



They have yet to win on the road this season, though they go into the fixture against Thomas Frank's side on the back of beating Wigan and Ipswich at The Den.

Harris continued: “At Forest we were excellent, at Reading we were excellent. But we only picked a point up from two games when we deserved six. We’ve got to carry that away form and translate it into points over the next week with tough games at Brentford and Norwich.

“But we’ve also got to carry the momentum of two home victories and go full of confidence. We’ll approach the game with our usual physicality, hostility. We want the fans to get behind us.

“Brentford are a very good football team, one of the best in the division. It’ll be two distinct styles of play, we know that, Thomas will know that. We have to make sure that we get our defensive responsibilities right and try to carry on that clean-sheet mentality and ability to defend our box against good players.

“We also want to cause them problems and the shot count over the last five games has been very enjoyable as a Millwall manager, and that’s been rewarded with 10 points.”

John Kelly

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