Date: 18th September 2015 at 8:37pm
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Manager Neil Harris has said sentiment goes to one side as Millwall host Southend this weekend.

Speaking to the official site in his pre game press conference, Harris insisted his ties to Roots Hall ‘makes no difference’ for the game itself because his only focus is in ensuring we take all three points from the game.

‘For myself it has its personal meaning having represented both teams and been a boyhood fan. But that makes no difference come Saturday afternoon – three points is all I’m interested in. Last time out at The Den we beat Peterborough in a really good game and we played well. We’ve had two terrific away performances so we are certainly looking to build on that. But all that matters come five o’clock on Saturday is that we’ve got three more points.’

With Millwall now looking for a fourth straight league win following the midweek success over Port Vale, Harris said that spirits in the camp were good and everybody was determined to get our first home win of the campaign to make our recent turn of form.

‘We talk a lot about that togetherness and spirit. If somebody gives the ball away during the game then it’s your mate who gets it back for you. We score goals as a team, we defend as a team and we win and lose as a team. At the moment the dressing room is vibrant and really strong. The more results you get the more it backs it up.’

With recent wins though, Harris wouldn’t rule out tweaks and changes ahead of the game as he knows it’s a long season and everybody has a part to play in that.

‘I always consider team selection thoroughly. We do a lot of research and homework into the opposition and I personally watch a lot of their matches to try and pick out the strengths and weaknesses. I’ll pick a team to win a game of football. It might be a change of shape on Saturday against Southend and it certainly might be a change of personnel from two good victories.’

Bouncing back to the Port Vale victory, Mark Beevers was also interviewed and he was talking about taking the positives from midweek into the weekend’s action.

‘It was nice to get that win on Tuesday and continue the streak of results away from home. On a personal point of view it is always great to get a goal but it is more important that you get the three points and a clean sheet. When we didn’t score after the chances we had in the first 20 minutes you feared that it might be one of those nights but we kept knocking on the door and got our rewards in the second-half. With the way the lads are feeling now, being high in confidence, we just need to get that home League win and things could hopefully really take off from there. We have got to take the positives from the last few games into Saturday and there is no reason why we can’t get a win.’

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