Date: 28th March 2017 at 10:19am
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With Millwall making the trip to Bramall Lane later this evening to face current League One table toppers Sheffield United, assistant manager Dave Livermore has called on the players to give a ‘strong reaction’ following the extremely disappointing defeat to Swindon Town at the weekend.

Calling on the players to put the defeat behind us, Livermore knows it’s disappointing to lose our 16 game unbeaten run, but it was going to end at some stage and now it’s about beginning another run if we can.

Speaking to the official site as he conducted pre game media duties, Livermore explained that he was looking at the positives and was looking for the team to show their character later this evening.

‘The bonus of an unbeaten run coming to an end is that we can start another one. That is what we are going to have to do if we are to achieve our objective of finishing in the top six. I don’t think we should forget the good performances we have put it. On Saturday at Swindon we didn’t play well, but that’s our first League defeat in 17 matches. Hopefully we can put in a better performance and we can have a positive reaction and bounce back.’

With the defeat on Saturday we now sit three points behind Southend United who occupy the last Play Off spot but we do have a game in hand on them, and two games in hand on Bradford City (66) and Scunthorpe United (67) so it’s still in our hands.

‘We will have to have the right reaction against a team who are deservedly at the top of the table, they are a very good side. It may be a case that we are the underdogs going into this one, so maybe we aren’t expected to win. However, we expect ourselves to put in a good performance that will enable us to win. We need to forget about our last result and have to make sure that our next performance is right because that is what is going to help us get back on track.’

With Chris Wilder’s side looking to extend their own unbeaten run to twelve matches, clearly they can’t be underestimated.

In terms of team news though Neil Harris does have a full squad to call on with goalkeeper Jordan Archer back in contention and having got match minutes under his belt against Rochdale and Swindon Town since regaining his spot.

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