Date: 16th February 2016 at 12:36pm
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Manager Neil Harris has called for consistency from Millwall now as we go into tonight’s game against Scunthorpe United.

Having taken the Spotland Stadium victory over Rochdale at the weekend, Millwall are back in action later tonight in another quick fixture turn around and we host Scunthorpe at The Den at 7.45pm.

Speaking to the official site in his pre game press interviews, Harris’ message was clear and that was to simply continue building on recent results and keep our good form and charge for the top of the table and promotion going.

Having won five of the last six in League One action, he knows confidence is good, but our visitors tonight have changed manager recently and under the caretakership of Andy Dawson and Nick Daws, they also come into the game with renewed spirits and three wins on the spin.

‘This is a very different Scunthorpe side to the one we might have faced two or three weeks ago. It is clear to see that they are team who are really playing for two caretaker managers they obviously like, so it will be another tough challenge. We have to hit the same high standards we achieved on Saturday and the same we reached at Walsall. If we do that then we will be looking for another positive result.’

With Rochdale being the ninth away win of the year so far, Millwall took plenty of plaudits for their performance against a tough Keith Hill side, and for Harris his focus was back on creating a positive run of form at home now with the upcoming game on the horizon.

‘We want to be consistent in what we do and how we play. Our last 10 home League games have brought us six wins, two draws and two defeats, which is a really good points return. We don’t need to change a lot but what I do need is continued patience from the supporters because with the style we play and the formation we’re in, we don’t always have a lot of the ball. A lot of teams play sideways and backwards passes through the goalkeeper, and we obviously don’t play like that. Possession stats are always going to be against us but what is important is how you use the football.’

Mark Beevers comes back into contention for the game following his suspension now being served, but Harris confirmed that we are without Shaun Williams who begins a two game ban of his own after picking up his tenth yellow of the season last weekend.

‘It’s a loss for us because Shaun is a big part of the way we play. His back seized up going in for a header in the first-half on Saturday. I tried taking him off twice during the game and once at half-time, but he refused to come off and that epitomises the team spirit and the desire we have got in our group. For him to play as well as he did with and without the ball was testament to his qualities.’

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