Neil Harris on Millwall's trip to Bolton being more important than FA Cup

By Jake Sanders

NEIL Harris has reiterated the importance of Millwall's game against Bolton next weekend – and said that Championship survival holds priority over their FA Cup quarter-final.

The Lions host Brighton & Hove Albion in the last eight of football's oldest cup competition on March 17, but travel to their fellow Championship strugglers a week earlier.

Millwall's 3-1 defeat against Norwich City on Saturday – their third in succession – leaves them just a single point above the relegation zone with just 11 games remaining.

Asked if the trip to Bolton is bigger than the FA Cup game, Harris said. "It's far bigger."

He added: "We are not going to win the FA Cup. It is a great day out, the quarter-final against Brighton, we will really enjoy the occasion and have a right go when we get to it.

"But if I thought any of my players were thinking about that then I wouldn't let them in the building.

"We're fully focused on the league. The league is the priority, staying in the Championship, amassing as many points as possible is the mindset of the players. I know that is the mindset of the players.

"I know there is no focus at all on the FA Cup."

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