Ryan Tunnicliffe urged not to show “emotion” as he gets ready to face former club Millwall

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Millwall come up against Ryan Tunnicliffe tomorrow night – with their former midfielder having played every minute in the Championship for Luton Town this season.

The Lions released the 26-year-old in the summer.

Tunnicliffe spent two seasons with Millwall after he was let go by Fulham.

Lions manager Neil Harris said: “I’m always pleased when lads who have been with us move on and are as successful as they can be.

“He has gone in and had a positive start for them. I hope he doesn’t have a positive influence on Wednesday.”

Luton Town boss Graeme Jones said: “He’s been a very good signing, really, really happy with him.

“He has had to change positions, he has had to show his game intelligence and understanding, which is far better than I ever give him credit for. So I really like where he is.

“There’s a message for Ryan, he doesn’t have to show any emotion in this game, he has to go about his business in the same way he has done for the previous games and he will be absolutely fine.”

Luton won the League One title last season and pulled off a 2-1 victory at Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

Harris said: “They had a great win and I saw them during the week [before] against an unbelievably good Leicester outfit. Luton have had a real good, solid start to the season. They have been competitive in the Championship and are on the same points tally as us.

“They are a physical team, a fast team and have an attacking style of play. They are dangerous with the ball. There are a lot of goals involved in their games. They are capable of scoring goal and we have to deny them opportunities but also know they are capable of conceding goals as well.

“We have to create enough chances to threaten their net.”

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