NEIL Harris said it was “no disgrace” for QPR losing heavily to Norwich – but now the Millwall boss wants to pile more “frustration” and “disappointment” on their London rivals.
The Hoops sacked former England boss Steve McLaren after their 2-1 home defeat to Bolton, before John Eustace took over on a caretaker basis and was given a tough introduction to life as a Championship boss with a 4-0 hammering at Carrow Road.
The Lions could move to within a point of QPR with a game in hand with a second consecutive Den against their rivals.
“Going to Norwich and getting beaten is no disgrace, they’re a top side and top of the league for a reason,” Harris said.
“It was really tough for John with the form they’ve been in and then going to Norwich.
“That’s for QPR to worry about, what we have to try to do is add to their frustration, their disappointment.
“They’ve not been in a good run of form and we have to make sure we start the game well, make sure we play like we have done the last few games.
“We want to play the game like a London derby. We don’t have to worry about what QPR are doing on or off the pitch.”
Meanwhile, Lions centre-back Shaun Hutchinson is out of hospital after illness, but won’t feature on Wednesday.
Shane Ferguson serves the last game of his three-match ban, and Harris could name the same side that started in the 2-0 win over West Brom on Saturday.
QPR have held talks with Michael Appleton for the manager role, but Eustace is set to take charge at The Den.
Possible Millwall starting XI
4-1-3-1-1: Martin; Romeo, Pearce, Cooper, Meredith; Leonard; J Wallace, Tunnicliffe, Marshall; Thompson; Gregory.
Millwall 10/11 Draw 23/10 QPR 11/4
This season’s meeting
QPR 2-0 Millwall (Luongo 30, Eze 32)
Millwall: 4-4-2: Amos; McLaughlin, M Wallace, Cooper, Meredith (Elliott, 79); J Wallace, Williams, Leonard, O'Brien, (Skalak, 74); Gregory, Bradshaw (Morison, 45)
Prediction: Millwall 2-0 QPR
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