Saturday 7th February
• Millwall – LLLDW
• Huddersfield – WWLWL
Millwall are entering this game on the back of a morale boosting 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest last week. The Lions have also kept two clean sheets in as many games at the tail end of January.
Huddersfield lost their last game 2-1 against Yorkshire rivals Leeds United and have now lost two of their last three games.
What the managers said…
“We’ve got 18 games to do better than we have done so far this season, I think anything is possible if you believe it is.
“For a brand new team to go down to 10 men the way we did against Reading, to keep going and easily earn a point and then to go away after training for only two or three days and take on Nottingham Forest after they’ve just beat Derby and win, was really important.
“I think the spirit was really important and now we’ve got a different feel about the place. We will get setbacks but we’ll keep going, and its that spirit that matters.”
“I watched them against Reading ahead of a big morale-boosting win at Nottingham Forest last week. We have to go there, keep calm and get on with what we’re there to do. I’m sure my players can handle that.
“These three game weeks are always important in terms of your league standing, so it’s a big week for every team. We have to come out of the other side with a good points return, starting on Saturday.”
New signing Michael Tonge could be handed his debut after signing on loan from Leeds.
Winger Lee Martin is set to miss the game through a bruised rib sustained early in the game at Forest. Whilst Sid Nelson serves his second game of a three match ban.
Left back, Dan Harding, returns to the squad after being ineligible to play against parent club Nottingham Forest.
Nakhi Wells and Alex Smithies return to the squad after missing Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Leeds.
Ishmael Miller is in line to make his debut for the Terriers after signing from Blackpool on deadline day.
A trio of Huddersfield players are set to miss out. Tommy Smith, Jonathan Hogg and Joel Lynch are all injured for the trip to SE16.
Momentum will be vital in this match and I can see Millwall just pipping Huddersfield to the three points with a 2-1 victory.