Millwall manager Neil Harris: Ipswich Town will not be an easy match

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Neil Harris is not expecting an easy assignment for Millwall on New Year’s Day – even though opponents Ipswich Town are seven points adrift of safety.

The Tractor Boys have been rock bottom for much of the campaign and even a managerial change – Paul Lambert replacing Paul Hurst in the hotseat – has not produced a significant upturn in their fortunes.

Millwall have yet to win away this season but back-to-back wins over the Christmas period mean they are 10 points ahead of the Tractor Boys, who lost 2-0 at Middlesbrough today.

Asked about the first fixture of 2019, Harris said: “We won’t get carried away. We are delighted with the six points, but we could make it a great Christmas with our first victory on the road.

“It’s going to be a completely different game and tough in its own sense because Paul [Lambert] has galvanised the club – they aren’t getting results  but they are getting performances.

“They are playing a lot of young players. It’s going to be a test for us. They are playing with freedom under him as well.

“We’ll go there with great confidence and belief – with two really good results in a short space of time.

“We’ve had a great away following. The fans on the road have been awesome. They have really got behind me and the players and it will be the same at Portman Road.”

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