Date: 30th July 2015 at 8:15pm
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Manager Neil Harris has said he’s relishing the chance to take to the pitch at The Den again as we host CD Tondela in our final pre season friendly of the summer.

With the game coming up on Saturday, the gaffer told the official site that with everything he’s said over the summer about wanting our home ground to be a Fortress, with the improvements he’s seen over the side in the last few weeks, he can’t wait now to try and start fostering that atmosphere with the fans ahead of the League One campaign.

‘Firstly, it will be great to get back to The Den, because I’m looking for our home ground to be a place which gives us a real buzz and a feelgood factor once again. Our crowd can be such a massive advantage and inspiration for us, and Saturday is the first opportunity to start building that relationship between the team and the fans which could be key for us this season.’

Harris admits that Tondela are an ‘unknown quantity’ and whilst we know their general style from the country they come from and scouting has shown they play ‘intense, organised’ football, he’s looking forward to having to think on his feet and see the players adapt as we aren’t even quite sure what formation they will line up in.

‘The test will be a good one, for Livers and myself but also for the players who will have to adapt to whatever we find up against us. There will be some good indications from the way we line-up as to how we plan to start against Shrewsbury next weekend. We don’t have a massive squad so there are never going to be wholesale changes anyway but I’ll be looking to get as settled a side as possible once the season gets underway.’

Echoing some earlier words, he goes on to talk about sharpness in both boxes again and wanting to see even more improvement when it comes to our ‘end product’ in attack.

A Millwall XI side also faced Welling United at Calmont Road in a behind closed doors friendly on Tuesday and that game finished two all with our goals coming from Jack Powell and Jamie Philpot.

Paris Cowan-Hall also got another hour under his belt as the game was mainly designed to just get more minutes into some people.

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