Millwall travel north to face Leeds this weekend in a clash Neil Harris has described as “miles bigger” than their FA Cup quarter-final game with Brighton.
The Lions boss spoke fondly of their cup adventure but quickly brought the fans and players back down to earth by stating that there are still “nine cup finals to go” – the first of which is their trip to Elland Road on Saturday.
“Leeds have had a couple of weeks to dwell on that defeat to Sheffield United, and head into the final few weeks of the season knowing automatic promotion is out of their hands.
“Millwall, meanwhile, have had to deal with the disappointment of their heartbreaking FA Cup exit, but at least now they can focus fully on survival. That being said, I do not see them picking up anything from Elland Road.”
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Indeed, the Lions’ dumping out of the FA Cup at the final hurdle before Wembley was gutting, particularly considering how well they played and the manner in which they eventually lost. Prutton predicts that it will not be getting an easier against Marcelo Bielsa’s side, though – sorry Millwall fans.
Harris knows how important this game is for the Lions, who are still not safe from relegation, and is surely desperate for a result – it will take something special from the east London outfit to bring a singular point or more back from Yorkshire though.
And after practically begging his side to put the FA Cup behind them and focus on the remaining “cup finals”, what a punch in the gut it would be for the Den boss if Prutton’s prediction comes true.