Thursday 20 October 2016

Millwall's Irish skipper Alan Dunne: 'We can pull off greatest escape ever'

Millwall's Irish skipper Alan Dunne
Millwall's Irish skipper Alan Dunne

Millwall's Irish skipper Alan Dunne believes Millwall will have pulled off their "greatest escape ever" if they can prevent relegation from the Sky Bet Championship.

Having looked dead and buried, Neil Harris' Lions have lost just one of their past six fixtures to enhance their survival prospects but they still trail 21st-placed Rotherham by four points ahead of their Tuesday night trip to Blackburn. Victory at Ewood Park would close the gap to one, and the Millers may yet be handed a points deduction depending on the outcome of a disciplinary commission set up in the aftermath of the Football League's charge against Steve Evans' side for fielding an ineligible player earlier this month.

However, Dubliner Dunne and his team-mates cannot worry about that for now as they prepare to take as many points as possible from a run-in which sees them host Derby and visit Wolves after their east Lancashire sojourn.

"We are scrapping for our lives so it is up to us to get the job done," he said..

"We have put the pressure on other teams before and have shown that we can play under pressure.

"We've survived the last two years by the skin of our teeth, but if we do it this time it will be the greatest escape ever by the club."

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