Millwall striker Steve Morison has warned his team-mates that Bradford will play without fear as they attempt to overturn a two-goal deficit in Friday nights return leg of their Sky Bet League 1 play-off semi-final, live on Sky Sports. Nike Free Sale Australia . Goals from Lee Gregory, Morison and Joe Martin secured Millwall a 3-1 first-leg win at Valley Parade on Sunday after Tony McMahons 13th-minute penalty had given Bradford the lead.Weve spoken about the first leg but since then there has been a lot of hard work done on the training pitch to prepare ourselves for what will be a really tough match, Morison told Millwalls official website, before Fridays match at The Den. Nobody is under any illusions. We know we have one huge job to do and there certainly wont be anybody thinking otherwise.Bradford will have no fear. They have nothing to lose and will throw everything at us, so we have to be ready and prepared for that. We definitely dont want to start like we did in the game last week.To a man we have to be on the front foot right from the first whistle and perform as we have been week-in, week-out this season.The Lions, who finished the regular season just one point above Bradford in the table, hope an intimidating full house at The Den can roar them on to the final at Wembley.The game is a sell-out as it was for the second leg of the 2010 League One play-off semi-final, when Morison scored in a 2-0 defeat of Huddersfield. Millwall went on to secure promotion with a 1-0 win over Swindon.All of the lads have been talking about how the place will be rocking, Morison added. Most of them have not experienced just what The Den is like when its full and Im sure the atmosphere will be great. Rory McArdle will be out to spring a surprise Bradford boss Phil Parkinson, who guided Bradford to League Two play-off success in 2013 having led them to Wembley in the Capital One Cup two months earlier, believes his players can silence the partisan Millwall fans.Millwall will be looking to use the home crowd to their advantage but we have to try and turn that against them, he told Bradfords official website.We need to create a nervousness on the pitch and in the ground. The way we do that is by the manner of our performance. Highlights of Millwalls 3-1 win at Bradford in the League One play-off semi-final first leg There is no pressure on us - everyone has written us off already. Everyone is talking about Millwall and their players and how they have a great chance to get to Wembley.Team newsBantams boss Parkinson has confirmed that James Hanson is ruled out. Hanson is sidelined with the same calf injury that has seen the forward miss Citys last two fixtures. James Hanson is out for Bradford The City chief is more hopeful over Reece Burke and Billy Clarke, however, after the pair joined Hanson on the sidelines for last weekends first leg.Harris will check on striker Lee Gregory, who was substituted in Sundays first leg. Right-back Mahlon Romeo is suspended, while fellow defender Shaun Cummings is a long-term absentee.Ollies predictionWe tried to change things when we went there to get the wage bill down to an acceptable level and get some young players in team, who had the right hunger. They seem in a much better place now than when I first walked in despite being a league lower. With one of their own in the dugout, the whole club is pulling in the right direction and they should get the job done at the Den.OLLIE PREDICTS: 2-0 (Sky Bet odds 8/1) Morison has issued a warning to his Millwall team-mates Opta statsMillwall are unbeaten in their last five matches against Bradford at the Den, winning the last four (D1).The Bantams have failed to score in their last four visits to Millwall in league competition.The Lions have conceded just one goal in their last eight league games at the Den, winning seven and drawing the other.Only once in their last 14 league away trips have Bradford scored more than once, although, theyve kept six clean sheets. Speaking after the first leg, Morison said Millwall cannot afford to get carried away following their 3-1 victory over Bradford Millwall have lost four of their six second leg play-off semi-finals, although, they have drawn and won their most recent two.Bradford have won two of their three second leg play-off semi-finals, with each of those matches away from home.The Lions have won each of their last two play-off games at home, keeping clean sheets in both.Before this season, the Bantams had lost their last two play-off semi-final first legs (both at home), winning the second leg, reaching the final and gaining promotion on both occasions.Lee Gregory has scored 26 goals in all competitions this season, seven more than any other Millwall player. Nike Free Wholesale Australia . Jacobs scored two in the first end, but Jahr briefly took charge with two in the second end and two more in the third. Jacobs, from Sault. 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Tuesdays team time out for Torontos media throng had a much different vibe at the Kia Training Grounds. A good mix of young up-and-comers with a core of veteran leadership has been assembled after an off-season of change, signings, spending and hype. First impressions are just that, but on initial glance, it all felt right. Nothing has been accomplished yet. But every ship needs a sail before heading out to sea. The good news is the mast is up and the TFC ship is heading in the right direction. Hopefully. Finally. Progress, alas. Stability and confidence go hand-in-hand. The revolving door of players and personnel has been TFCs worst enemy. General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko and Head Coach Ryan Nelsen have been busy in recent months filling the gaps and adding genuine quality. Bezbatchenko, hired in September, likes what he has in his group. "Im very comfortable with where we compare with other teams right now," said Bezbatchenko. The roster has coming a long way since end of season apologies and promises. On February 11th, comfortable will suffice. More is to be done, at least one more player is coming in, and more will go out. A work in progress. Here are eight notable notes from the eighth Media Day in franchise history. 1) Brazil Head Coach Felipe Scolari confirmed the seeming inevitable early Tuesday; that goalkeeper Julio Cesar, 34, has in fact joined Toronto FC on loan. The club refused to confirm anything, "I havent spoken to Julio for a couple days, but I think it would be really nice … I may have to give Scolari a call," said Nelsen. Give that man a phone! All sources indicate the deal for Cesar to join TFC on a short loan is done. Hes coming. The club will save that announcement for another day, with the five-time Serie A and UEFA Champions League winner in the flesh. Save that ink for another day. A lack of confirmation didnt stop anyone not named Bezbatchenko from heaping praise on the pending new arrival. Nelsen – "Hes a gentleman of a man, hes a quality guy, his character is flawless, and hes great around the locker-room. When you see him at work, theres a reason hes played nearly 80 times for Brazil and won everything in the game." Michael Bradley -"Its amazing, speaks volumes for the direction that this club is going. A week ago, if anybody had told us that now another guy like Julio Cesar would come in, I dont think anyone would believe them." Dwayne De Rosario – "Hes a winner. To have him here is a great opportunity to learn from him." The excitement is palpable. Although goalkeepers are often times interchangeable in MLS, the Cesar move to Toronto not only adds quality but also further shows the symbolic shift in approach and ambition of the franchise. 2) Last seasons number one goalkeeper Joe Bendik is the potential short-term loser with Cesars arrival. Key word: potential. It all depends on how Bendik takes the setback. Although Bendik wont play much, if at all in the opening months, its his job for the taking long-term. How he handles the situation will reveal whether his mind is on self or team. Cesars arrival is an opportunity not wasted rather than a shot at Bendik. The 24-year-old signed a new contract in December and has to understand this. Regardless, Bendik was noticeably uneasy about taking a back seat to Cesar. "It motivates me. Obviously its a little shot and a bomb to swallow … but it cant go badly because I can learn a lot from him and compete with him every day to play. Its a win-win." Bendik has to keep the long-view in mind. He need understand Bendik will be relied upon post World Cup as the team marches towards a potential playoff spot; the time with least room for error. 3) Big money signing Bradley didnnt back away from my question regarding the sentiment amongst many MLS analysts saying Toronto FC overpaid for the midfielder. Nike Free Cheap Australia. "I think its great, were now to the point with the growth of soccer in North America, a decision like mine to come to Toronto and back to MLS can illicit such a wide variety of responses and opinions … it doesnt bother me." Bradley remained poised throughout his time with the media. His teammates glowed when speaking about The Generals presence already in camp. De Rosario even spoke about meeting with Bradley and captain Steven Caldwell about direction and leadership. Bradley ticks all the boxes in terms of leadership and on-field qualities of a winner. Money necessarily spent. 4) Many players believe TFC have become the hunted after years of being the hunter. Caldwell is one of them. "We are probably the team to beat in MLS and its going to be difficult wherever we go." Teams will have undoubtedly taken notice the moves Toronto has made. And its unlikely the Reds will be MLS doormat of previous years. But it takes more than a team on paper to be the class of the league. Caldwell acknowledges as much, that the work is still to be done. Still, the acceptance of expectation is a healthy mindset and speaks to the newfound confidence in the group. 5) The third, often times forgotten designated player, Brazilian Gilberto has set lofty goals for himself for his inaugural MLS season. Through a translator, the striker stated his aim to score 25 goals. Seriously. No hesitation. Camilo Sanvezzo won MLS Golden Boot last season with 22 goals. Perhaps the proclamation was somewhat lost in translation, as the Brazilian says his biggest challenge right now is learning the language. After I wished him luck at learning English, he wished me luck learning Portuguese. Gilberto is a really friendly guy. He will be easy to cheer for, especially if he scores 25. 6) I couldnt resist asking Nelsen what he learned about MLS officiating last season. Nelsen, like many others, grew frustrated by the inconsistency and downright inferior refereeing performances on a regular basis. "They are really good guys, but for me, (they) just need experience at the very top level. In my humble opinion, theyve come to the top rather quickly without the pressure soaked experience. Its tough for them." It will be tougher for Nelsen to bite his lip when officiating goes against them this year. The stakes have been raised. How Nelsen grows from year one to year two in composure and approach will be a test. The manager sets the tone. Consistency will be key and a massive challenge for a manager with questions to be answered. 7) An ongoing worry among the media and diehards is the salary cap situation. Its a rather nerdy habit to worry about a GMs bookkeeping. Bezbatchenko tried to alleviate worries on potential limited financial flexibility. "You can always make room on your team for new players. We do have some space left. We always have space." This is a much different tactic than previous regimes, which overspent on players and used the cap ceiling as an excuse for lackluster play and lack of positive player movement. Bezbatchenkos experience with MLS puts him and the team in good stead in cap management. So dont lose sleep, moves can be made. 8) The clock is ticking on Toronto FCs efforts to resolve Matias Labas future. A loan move within or outside MLS is the most logical step. Laba is in Toronto and the club continues to consult with the player on whats best for the Argentines future. Bezbatchenko is clearly aware of the messy, borderline deceitful break-ups between club and player that have contributed to a negative perception of TFC among agents and power brokers. "Were trying to treat our players a little differently than in the past," said Bezbatchenko. This isnt a shot at past management. Its the truth. Good on him and the front office to right this long-standing wrong. The Laba situation will continue to be handled with kid gloves. Reputations and the future of a good young player caught in the middle of a rebuild are on the line. China NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Online Stitched Hockey Jerseys Wholesale Baseball Jerseys Football Jerseys Outlet College Jerseys For Sale Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys For Sale Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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