Millwall boss Harris: Cardiff are most physical side in the Championship

By Richard Cawley

Neil Harris reckons Cardiff are the most physical side in the Championship as his Millwall side get ready to take on the Championship promotion-chasers tomorrow night.

The Lions have an excellent home record and will dent the Bluebirds’ prospects if they can pull off a positive result at their Den stronghold.

Cardiff were 4-1 winners at Leeds United last time out and have splashed out £6million to sign striker Gary Madine from Bolton.

Millwall drew 0-0 in the reverse fixture in late October.

Harris said: “It is a big game because it is two teams who have been in really good form. Cardiff are flying high at the top of the league and pushing for promotion – they have spent over £6million on a striker in the transfer window and that shows where their mindset is.

“There is always a special atmosphere when Millwall play Cardiff. Cardiff are by far the most physical team in the division and we have to be ready for the battle.

“They are a front-foot, aggressive side. They get the ball forward and play to their strengths – long throws, corners and free-kicks. Everything goes into the box. We have to stand strong and try to impose our game on them.

“We had a very good draw at Cardiff earlier in the season. We felt we were unlucky not to get a couple of refereeing decisions go our way.”