Blues defender looking forward to coming up against a family friend on Tuesday evening.
Southend United defender Adam Barrett is expecting a ‘tight game’ against Millwall at Roots Hall as both sides aim to get another step closer to the JPT Final on Tuesday night.
Both teams know a win will put them through to the area Final against either Oxford United or Yeovil Town in the next round.
And Barrett says Blues know what to expect when the Lions visit Essex.
“The weekend off has seen my missus get me to do a number of jobs!” Barrett says with a laugh on Monday morning at Boots & Laces as he reflects on a rare Saturday off in the season.
“We’ve had ten days to prepare for the Millwall game and we’re ready to go for the match now.
“There’s a long way to go yet. We’ve had a good start and we’re pleased with how things have gone. The break has given the injured lads a little bit of time to recover.
“We played well there, particularly in the first half and the league table shows there’s nothing to separate us.”
Neil Harris returns to Roots Hall with the Lions on Tuesday evening. Harris appeared 40 times for Southend, where he finished his playing days, and the Lions legend is someone Barrett knows well.
“I grew up with Neil. He’s done a fantastic job and has turned things around there. It’s going to be a difficult battle, it’ll be physical and we need to win it.
“Neil’s one of my brother’s best friends and I know him from his Rayleigh boys days! It’s a tough job there and the expectations are high. It’ll be a tight game but we know what to expect and has all the ingredients for a great match.”