Ryan Leonard claims Millwall’s clash with Rotherham is more important than their FA Cup victory over Everton last Saturday.

With manager Neil Harris declaring survival as the club’s priority this season, this weekend's visit of the side sitting four points and two places below the Lions in 21st position the tie can be seen as a ‘six-pointer.’

Despite the occasion and the thrilling manner of Millwall’s 3-2 victory over Everton in the FA Cup fourth round at the weekend, the magnitude of the upcoming fixture was not lost on the man brought in from Sheffield United in the summer.

“It’s a massive game,” the midfielder told Millwall Official.

“This is a bigger game than the Everton game, and the manager has re-iterated that to us this week.

“We need to go in there with the same belief we did on Saturday to try and get the three points.

“We know we need to turn up and perform.”

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FA Cup heroics

Speaking of the cup win where Murray Wallace’s injury time winner set up a tie with AFC Wimbledon in the fifth round, Leonard said:

“It was one hell of an evening!

“To get a win against one of the biggest clubs in the country is a massive bonus so we need to build on that.

“Confidence has been on the up for a couple of months and that was a build-up of that confidence, so if we can continue that in the next run of games it’s only going to help us.”

On the prospect of facing The Dons the midfielder said:

“It’ll be difficult - any game at this level is hard.

“It’s a tight stadium, a tight pitch, and I know a few of the lads there so it’s going to be interesting.

“But, another local game so we can’t complain!”

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