Date: 23rd October 2015 at 8:13pm
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Manager Neil Harris has said that Millwall’s current run of fixtures can only aide the togetherness of the group and the team spirit within the camp as we head into the game against Sheffield United this weekend.

With the last week seeing a good victory over Swindon last weekend, before a disappointing midweek draw against Blackpool, Harris remains happy with where we now find ourselves after a choppy start to League One life, and speaking to the official site in his pre game press conference, the manager explained that rather than viewing our recent long trips on the road as a hindrance, it was just another opportunity for the group to spend good time together and keep the banter and spirits flowing.

‘Everyone is getting the message that the squad is really close and together. It can only be good for spirit. Spending time together on the long journeys isn’t a problem because they don’t moan – they just get on with things which is really key for us as a group. We will see how everybody recovers and reacts to another game. Shaun came off the other night so he will be struggling but we will give him every opportunity to be fit up to the last minute. If not we’ve got guys who can step up and play.’

With us conceding the unfortunate late equaliser at Bloomfield road, Harris went on to say that it just reminds people to stay concentrated for the full 90 minutes, but with us being down to ten men at the point the experience of that disappointment will be invaluable for the youngsters in the camp in the future as they continue their own development.

‘While we didn’t play in the second-half with the control we did in the first we were still quite comfortable. It was a blow but having said that in the past we may not have stood strong and firm. The young midfield who finished the game, with Fred Onyedinma, Ben Thompson, George Saville and Aiden O’Brien as a four, bodes really well in that they have got that character. It was a great experience for them to dig in and roll their sleeves up.’

As for Sheffield United, now led by Nigel Adkins who has plenty of promotion experience under his own belt, Harris said it would be another tough test against a side in form and he more than knows about their goal threat as they are the second highest scorers in the league so far – but he backs us to get a result.

‘We know that they are a good team and they have got dangerous players. There is a lot of physical presence in their team, some pace, and they score goals. It’s a good test for us and for the young players to go to Bramall Lane and play against a good side. Sheffield United have been there or thereabouts for the last few years so undoubtedly they are one of the favourites for promotion.’

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