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Jason McCarthy looking for Walsall to tame Millwall

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Jason McCarthy says Walsall are relishing the prospect of facing in-form Millwall tonight.

The Saddlers travel to The Den to take on a Lions side who have won five and drawn three of their last eight matches.

That run includes an impressive FA Cup victory over Premier League Watford on Sunday.

But Jon Whitney's side also enter the clash in impressive form – with Walsall having swept aside Sheffield United and Bristol Rovers before drawing at Bury on Saturday.

And McCarthy says it's vital the Saddlers concentrate on their strengths, rather than worry about the threats of Neil Harris's men.

"We are relishing the game" the talented defender said. "It's going to be tough but we are in really good form. The last few months we have been focusing on ourselves rather than worrying about the opposition.

"We do our analysis as a group, of course we do.

"And I will do my bits and look at who I am up against.

"But it's about us at the end of the day. We showed in the second half against Bury and against Sheffield United and Bristol Rovers that we can be frightening.

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"We can be in the top six if we keep hitting our potential.

"We are going to take each game as it comes. Millwall will be a difficult game but we are looking to go there and get the win."

Walsall's draw at Bury saw them move into the top half of League One for the first time since October.

But McCarthy says the players have their sights set higher.

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"It's good news we are in the top half – it makes for good viewing," he continued. "But we aren't stopping there. We want to keep going.

"Two more points at Bury would have taken us up another spot.

"We aren't looking at the table too much, though, because if we manage performances results will take care of themselves."

Meanwhile, McCarthy admitted he is enjoying his wing-back role in Walsall's new 3-5-2 formation.

"It's a position really enjoy" he added. "I had only played there a couple of times before this run of games where we have played 3-5-2.

"But I'm really enjoying it because it allows me to get forward more. I feel like the role suits my attributes."

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