Millwall host Hull City at the Den on Saturday afternoon. The Lions will be looking for a fourth win in six home games. The Lions are still winless away from home but picked up a point away at Bristol City last weekend.
Neil Harris has asked for a response from his side after their last outing at The Den. They lost 2-0 to Birmingham a performance that he described as ‘poor.’
This game is being classed as an early relegation six pointer. Both teams are in the bottom reaches of the table. A win for Millwall would move them a point ahead of Saturday’s opponents in the table.
Millwall come into the game on the back of a hard earned point at Bristol City. Hull moved above Millwall in the table after winning 3-2 at QPR last Saturday. Unlike Millwall the Tigers have had more success away from home than at home. Nigel Adkins’ side have three victories on the road this season.
Millwall were unbeaten in the matches last season. A 0-0 draw at The Den was followed up with a 2-1 win in the return fixture at the KCOM Stadium.
Neil Harris is done to bare bones. He has a number of injury problems to contend with. After last week’s draw at Bristol City the Lions boss joked that he might have to register himself to play up front. Millwall have just 14 fully fit outfield players.
Tom Bradshaw is out for the season, Tom Elliott who has a hamstring injury and Lee Gregory (groin) are major doubts for Saturday. Shaun Williams (ankle ligaments) and Aiden O’Brien (knee) both look set for a period on the side-lines after picking up injures against Bristol City.
Steve Morsion also went off at Ashton Gate last weekend. Neil Harris revealed that he had a recurrenceof the hamstring injury that kept him out of the Bolton game. The Millwall manager also revealed that the Millwall captain is only playing at 80% fitness.
Ryan Leonard is available once again. He was suspended for Sunday’s visit to Bristol City.
Ryan Leonard IN, Shaun Williams OUT – This will be an enforced change. Shaun Williams will miss out through injury. The Irishman picked up the injury scoring Millwall’s equaliser at Bristol City last Sunday. Leonard will likely return to the side and slide in next to Ryan Tunnicliffe.
Jiri Skalak IN, Aiden O’Brien OUT – This could be another enforced change. Millwall will be without Aiden O’Brien who also picked up an injury at Bristol City. Jed Wallace moved to partner Steve Morison up front after the former went off injured on Sunday.
Predicted Millwall XI to face Bolton
Archer; Romeo, Hutchinson, Cooper, Meredith; Skalak, Tunnicliffe, Leonard, Ferguson; Wallace, Morison.