Date: 19th May 2016 at 7:42pm
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Steve Morison, Carlos Edwards and Ben Thompson have all been speaking in the build up to the second leg Play Off semi final against Bradford on Friday evening.

Beginning with our experienced striker Morison, he told the official site that he felt it was important that Millwall started brightly and quickly and showed ‘no fear’ at The Den tomorrow evening when we host the side with a trip to Wembley on the cards.

With a two goal advantage over them from the first leg, he explained.

‘We’ve spoken about the first leg but since then there has been a lot of hard work done on the training pitch to prepare ourselves for what will be a really tough match on Friday. Nobody is under any illusions; we know we have one huge job to do tomorrow night and there certainly won’t be anybody thinking otherwise. Bradford will have no fear. They have nothing to lose and will throw everything at us, so we have to be ready and prepared for that. We definitely don’t want to start like we did in the game last week. To a man we have to be on the front foot right from the first whistle and perform as we have been week-in, week-out this season.’

With the home ends sold out for the game, Morison feels it’s set for another night and atmosphere like the 2010 Play Off semi against Huddersfield Town.

‘All of the lads have been talking about how the place will be rocking. Most of them have not experienced just what The Den is like when it’s full and I’m sure the atmosphere will be great. That being said, we need to make sure it ends up being a special occasion by doing our part and getting the job done.’

As for Edwards, he’s relishing his first ever Play Off campaign having not been involved in one in his career despite being the tender age of 37.

‘It’s only half-time in the two legs. There is a long, long way to go and we will have to play every bit as well as we did last Sunday at The Den in the second leg. It is not in our nature to go into any game with a fragile mentality, and the gaffer certainly wouldn’t allow that anyway, so we will be ready for the challenge in front of us. This type of game is what we live for as players and hopefully we can put in a performance good enough to see us through.’

Ending with Thompson, the youngster knew what the passionate crowd could do for the players on the evening.

‘It’s a big occasion for us. I’ve never played in front of a full house at The Den so I’m really looking forward to it, as are the rest of the boys. I’m sure the noise inside the stadium will be phenomenal the whole night. I was in the crowd for the Play-Off game against Huddersfield and the atmosphere that night was unbelievable. If Friday is anything like that then it will be a really special game. We want it to be passionate because that will be to our advantage. Having the fans’ backing will be a huge help and we want to reward them for their support with a positive result.’

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