Bristol City Make Trip To The Den
The New Den
12 April 2011
In theory, Bristol City could make a bold move up the table tonight if they overcome Millwall at the New Den.
However, the Lions will be looking for the maximum points that could take them to within a point of Leeds United who, at the time of writing, occupy the last play off place.
City and Millwall had quite contrasting results over the weekend. The Lions won a play-off chasing six-pointer against Leeds, while City were on the wrong end of some poor refereeing decisions as they went down 4-2 at Barnsley.
18,306 saw the game at Ashton Gate between these two clubs on the opening day of the season and the newly-promoted Bermondsey-based outfit handed out 3-0 spanking to give the Robins a very poor start to the campaign.
City boss Keith Millen speaks to bcfc.co.uk:
"We'll have to deal with the atmosphere at Millwall because their supporters really are their twelfth man. It's a hostile atmosphere we'll have to deal with."
Millwall Team News:
The Lions will check on striker Kevin Lisbie, who hobbled off during the game with Leeds on Saturday.
Manager Kenny Jackett welcomes back defender Alan Dunne after a two-match ban, and he could replace Jack Smith at right-back.
Fellow defender Darren Purse (calf) and midfielder Jimmy Abdou (knee) returned from their recent lay-offs on the bench on Saturday they could both be have a part to play from the bench.
Player to watch: Steve Morison
The 27-year-old striker has found the net 17 times so far this season and has scored in his last two outings.
Bristol City Team News:
City midfielder Cole Skuse has recovered from a toe injury and could return to the starting line-up.
Striker Jon Stead may also be given a start having been left on the bench for the last two games.
Defender Damion Stewart will undergo a late test on an ankle injury pthe forced the Jamaican to miss the 4-2 defeat at Oakwell on Saturday.
Left-back Jamie McAllister, who was forced off with cramp during that game, is expected to be fit.
Player to watch: Nicky Maynard
Six goals in eight Championship games proves the City striker is in red-hot form right now.
Match Facts & Stats
- Millwall are unbeaten in their last five matches, winning four of them.
- They are hoping to climb back into the top six for the first time since September.
- They have the best first-half record in the Championship; if matches ended after 45 minutes, they would top the table with 65 points.
- Bristol City are aiming for a seventh win in nine outings.
- They have conceded seven goals in their last two away matches, losing 3-1 at Norwich and 4-2 at Barnsley.
- The Robins have gone 13 matches without a draw, longer than any other Championship side.
(* Stats provided by BBC Sport)
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MILLWALL 3-3 CITY
City will be hoping to get back to winning ways after Saturday's disappointing defeat in South Yorkshire. I think there will be a few goals in this one.