Harris ahead of Millwall's clash with AFC Wimbledon and cash prize: 'Every penny counts'

MILLWALL ARE under no extra pressure to secure FA Cup prize money this weekend – because a last-eight spot is a prize in itself.

That’s according to Lions boss Neil Harris, who has seen his side secure £315,000 from going through two rounds so far.

Millwall will bank another £360,000 if they defeat AFC Wimbledon this Saturday – with the prospect of a quarter-final clash at the likes of Old Trafford or Stamford Bridge further boosting the coffers.

The prize money on offer for the winners of a last-eight tie is £720,000. With the likes of Doncaster, Swansea and Bristol City potential quarter-final opponents, that sum isn’t out of reach.

But first Millwall have to negotiate the Kingsmeadow clash on Saturday.

“Just what we’ve achieved so far is a massive effort and a big windfall for the club,” Harris said. “We’ve had a Sunday TV slot with the overseas rights and the Everton one as well.

“We’ve had that prize money and good crowd attendances. We’ve made a lot of money so far.

“There’s more prize money at stake and it’s really important for us, looking forward to trying to recruit in the summer. Every penny counts.

“It’s not something the players will be considering but the clubs certainly is. It doesn’t put an extra pressure on us – the pressure is on us to want to be in the quarter-final.”

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John Kelly