Millwall boss Neil Harris dreaming of Palace clash


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Millwall boss Neil Harris admits he would love to see Crystal Palace progress into the next round of the FA Cup as he eyes an-all London clash in the quarter-finals.

The Lions booked their place in the last eight on Saturday afternoon as they wrestled their way past AFC Wimbledon thanks to a 1-0 scoreline.

Defender Murray Wallace scored the only goal of the game and that was enough to seal the win at Kingsmeadow.

Millwall have now made the last eight of the competition for the second time in three seasons and Harris admits he cannot wait for the next round.

He was not part of the squad that made it to the final at the Millennium Stadium in 2004, although he is excited about reaching this stage and a tie with Palace is now on his agenda.

The 41-year-old told reporters: “What an achievement for a club our size. Four times in 15 years, that is an unbelievable achievement. I said to them before the game, ‘it will not be pretty today – it will not be free-flowing’.

“Off the ball we knew Wimbledon would make it really difficult for us and they did. If we had got the second goal with 20 or 30 minutes to go we may have gone and got three or four and made it more comfortable.

“No disrespect to Doncaster Rovers, but if Palace get through I want to get them [in the draw]. To be at The Den, 20,000 of our fans to see a cup quarter-final is what I want.”

Palace take on Doncaster on Sunday afternoon and they are 1.67 favourites to win, with the draw 3.80 while the League One side are 5.00 to win inside the 90 minutes.

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