SPIREITES OPPOSITION: Neil Harris hopes meticulous planning pays off for Millwall at Chesterfield

Millwall manager Neil Harris
Millwall manager Neil Harris

Neil Harris will leave no stone unturned as he prepares his Millwall side to take on Chesterfield at the Proact Stadium on Saturday.

Harris’ play-off chasing Lions are just a point off the top six after victory over Port Vale last time out - and will once more look to keep the pressure on those sides above them.

But they come up against a Spireites side who have impressed under new manager Danny Wilson with a draw at home to Coventry City and a 7-1 demolition of Shrewsbury Town on home soil.

Chesterfield defeated Millwall the last time the two teams met in August in a reverse fixture which saw Jay O’Shea grab a couple of goals for the travelling side, then managed by Dean Saunders.

Harris said: “Danny (Wilson) has gone in there and made a real impact, as you would expect from a senior manager. His record speaks for itself so I’ve got a lot of respect for him.

“They had a great win against Shrewsbury in their last home game so we will look at their strengths. We know they have a squad with ability, just as they showed at The Den earlier in the season.

“We are coming off the back of a win in the League and we go to Chesterfield really thoughtful towards the opposition, meticulous in our preparation but also focused on us and how we can create chances and score goals.”

He added: “We want that momentum and to build pressure on the teams above us. Our aim is to keep improving all the time and winning games gives you confidence.”