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Millwall's Neil Harris aware of Plymouth Argyle threat ahead of Johnstone's Paint Trophy clash

10 November 2015

Millwall travel to Plymouth Argyle in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on Tuesday night, in what Neil Harris believes will be a tough test for his side.

The Lions find themselves in the Area Quarter-Finals having not conceded a goal so far in the competition, after beating Peterborough United 1-0 in the first round, and Northampton Town 2-0 in the second.

The side from Sky Bet League 1 will arrive at Home Park in a good run of form – unbeaten in their last seven games in all competition – but manager Harris is well aware of Plymouth's threat, and insists he and his side will not be taking their opponents lightly.

Speaking to, Harris said: “I want to get through; we're not thinking long-term about a Wembley appearance, all we're thinking about is winning the next game. That's the mentality I am trying to get into this group of players.

“I pick teams to win games and the team I pick, I expect them to win. We're on a good run at the moment and I want that to continue.

“Plymouth are, however, a really good team. I have seen them and watched them on video. They are in a tough league and are top of it by a few points, so that shows their ability.”

Plymouth's route to the quarters hasn't been quite as simple, overcoming AFC Wimbledon 3-2 before beating Devon rivals Exeter City 2-0.

Derek Adams' side may be top of Sky Bet League 2, but their record against Millwall isn't so impressive – the Pilgrims haven't beaten the Lions since 1997 and have never been on the winning side when playing them in a cup competition.

However, Adams is confident that his players can advance to the Area Semi-Finals.

“I have got a very good squad at this moment in time. We have started the season well, the way we have played, and we have been able to handle the small squad we have. It's been very good,” he told

“We've got to try to progress to the next round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, we know it's going to be tough but that's what we're in the competition to do. We've got to try to win the game and get to a semi-final.”

You can keep in touch with all the action from the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Area Quarter-Finals on social media, by following the games on Facebook and Twitter.

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