Millwall will host Saturday’s opponents and Championship relegation rivals Hull City in the third round of the FA Cup.
Millwall have been drawn at home again in a cup competition. It is the twelfth time that The Lions have been drawn at home in either the EFL or FA Cup since Neil Harris took over as manager.
They will face fellow Championship strugglers Hull City. The Tigers are also having a tough Championship season under Nigel Adkins. Hull saw many players leave during the summer and are in the process of rebuilding with a number of young players.
Hull have not gone any further than the fifth round of the FA Cup since they reached the final in the 2013/14 season when they lost 3-2 to Arsenal after extra time. A game they led 2-0.
Meanwhile, Millwall have had a steady run in what is regarded as the best cup competition in the world. Millwall reached the Semi-FInal’s in 2013 losing to eventual winners Wigan. In 2016 during the Lions’s promotion winning season they reached the Quarter-Finals losing 6-0 at Tottenham. They had a potential chance to put things right last season the fifth round drew the sides together again but defeat to Rochdale in a fourth round replay meant it was the Dale who progressed to face Spurs in the fifth round.
The tie will take place at The Den on the weekend of the 5th of January. The current holders of the competition are Chelsea.