Millwall boss: 'We're underdogs against West Brom – that's when we're at our best'

NEIL Harris is calling on fans to give his side a “big push” over the final weeks of the season and play their part in helping Millwall avoid relegation.

Millwall have eight games left starting with West Brom at home this Saturday when Harris wants supporters to create a cup atmosphere at The Den.

Five of the Lions’ remaining fixtures are in south Bermondsey.

“I understand, at this stage of the season, it’s been expensive watching Championship football up and down the country,” Harris said.

“But we need a big push now with four weeks left of the season. We need the support, we need to spectators to come and lift us.

“We’re in a period when we’re playing well but haven’t necessarily got the results we’ve deserved. When you’re in spells like this at Millwall you need everybody in it together. We need the fans to get behind us when there are spells in the game when we haven’t got the ball or we’re under the cosh or looking a bit leggy, the fans need to help us through.

The Millwall boss is calling on fans to play their part in the run-in

“I know I regularly ask for the fans’ support but that’s what this football club is. It’s their club and there will be no stone left unturned, no energy left on that pitch on Saturday from the staff and the players.

“We need to make it a Millwall occasion, a Millwall atmosphere. It was enough to see off Everton, almost enough to see off Brighton. It’s been enough to see us beat Derby, Villa, out-perform Boro and Leeds.

“West Brom is another one and then we go into London derbies with QPR and Brentford. They’re the games that we’ve performed well in.

“Are we the underdogs against West Brom? Yeah, we are, definitely. That’s when we’re at our best, we showed it Saturday at Leeds, we had no fear and took the game to them.

“Against West Brom it’ll be the same and my message to the fans is: Come and support us Saturday, get behind the team.

“We’re playing Championship football against some good players and great clubs, and we’ll be having a right go.”

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John Kelly