Everton skipper prepared for 'battle' at Millwall

WORD of the hostile atmosphere at Millwall has made its way to Everton captain Seamus Coleman ahead of the sides’ FA Cup fourth-round showdown at The Den next Saturday.

The Lions are aiming to knock a fourth Premier League side out of the competition in Neil Harris’ time in charge, after wins over Bournemouth, Watford and Leicester in 2016-17.

Millwall will fancy their chances. They have lost just once in their last six games, while Everton have just two wins in their last 10 in the Premier League and struggled to a 2-1 victory over Lincoln in the last round.

The Lions came from behind to beat Hull 2-1 (above) to set up this clash.

Marco Silva’s side lost to Southampton in the league at the weekend.

“I’ve never played there and I hear it’s a great atmosphere,” Coleman told the Toffees’ official website. “We are looking forward to the game and hopefully we can win it and advance in the cup.

“Millwall is a great game for us. It’s going to be tough but I’ve made no secret of the fact it would be great to finally win a cup with this club.

Shaun Cummings scored the injury-time winner that knocked out Leicester City

“It starts with Millwall and we have to dust ourselves down, go again and make sure we are prepared this week to go and have another battle.

“The cup is important for the fans, the manager, the players, everyone involved with the club.

“The manager will be wanting to do all he can to win the cup, and it is something I know the Everton fans are desperate for.

“As players, we are as well. There are no easy games, either, and going to Millwall will be difficult so we need to be prepared and do our homework this week.”

Image: Millwall FC