Millwall boss Neil Harris has praised the atmosphere created at The Den this season ahead of the visit of fierce rivals Leeds United on Saturday afternoon in an interview with the club website.

“You can feel the buzz around the training ground,” Harris said.

“The game was sold out early in the week, and it shows that the fans believe in the players and love what they’ve seen over the last three-and-a-half years, and they want that to continue.

“Some of the atmospheres we’ve had over the last few years are great occasions, and I want my players to play in that all the time.”

Harris also looked offered his view on the threat Leeds pose ahead of Saturday’s derby clash.

“What we know about Leeds is that they’re a very talented side with an experienced new manager who’s getting the best out of his group.

They had a group of players last year that should have cruised into the top six in my opinion. At times, they were top of the table, were in the top six for parts of the season, but then fell away probably a little bit through mentality.

“The mental strength of Leeds is different now, and we’ll still see their ability. It’s as tough a game as we could have had, but as I’ve alluded to, we’ve already played top sides like Swansea, Derby and Middlesbrough. At The Den, we’ve played better than all of them.”

The Lions can move as high as 14th should they manage to inflict a first defeat of the season upon Marcelo Bielsa’s men.

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