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Enter the Lions – Millwall Preview

Blues welcome Kenny Jackett’s Millwall to St Andrews as they look to bounce back from Monday’s defeat to rivals Wolves.

Millwall

The Lions lie in 15th place in the Championship table, one point and four places below Blues with a one goal better goal difference. This has been helped a run of form which sees them unbeaten in three league games and that has seen them not concede a goal in all competitions since March 5 –  it has been 479 minutes over 5 games since Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (who is coincidentally the last player to score past Blues too) scored for Wolves.

Chris Taylor is in line for a recall after injury and he is pushing for a place along with Liam Feeney and Martyn Woolford as Kenny Jackett potentially looks at more width in his team. Karleigh Osborne is touch and go for this fixture whilst loanee Nathan Tyson and James Henry will miss out.

Blues

Lee Clark has to decide whether to stick with the team that lost to Wolves despite creating a host of chances or whether to tweak things slightly. Keith Fahey has now been ruled out for the season and Chris Burke also misses this game, whilst Jonathan Spector is a possible for the bench after recovering from injury.

I suspect that Clark may retain the same formation with only a slight tweak in midfield, possibly exchanging Ravel Morrison who had a slightly poorer game on Monday for somebody like Hayden Mullins or Callum Reilly to give a bit more defensive backbone in the middle. Teenage forward Koby Arthur could well retain his place on the bench after his cameo performance against Wolves.

This is going to be a tough game for Blues; our home form is patchy at best and Monday highlighted the massive problem Blues have had all season retaining concentration in defence. Millwall have been very miserly in conceding goals but if Blues can play with the same energy levels going forwards they will create chances and with a bit more luck might actually finish one or two of them.

Travel note

Garrison Lane will be closed from Tilton Road down to Lawley Middleway from now until the end of the season so it is advisable to arrive with plenty of time and to expect queues post match. More information is available here.

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18 Responses to “Enter the Lions – Millwall Preview”

  • mark says:

    Blues have unfinshed business today imo we win by a cater. Callum will probably get the nod for the midfield berth. Quietly confident of a 3-0 win. Kro got to be excited another bumper crowd……

  • mark says:

    ‘clark is a vistuoso of berth of the lees Clark lads’ bring it on…..

  • sutton apex says:

    reckon 2-1 blues,play 4 4 2 and attack ’em from the start

  • Chris says:

    Also reckon 2-1. Might have money on a sending off aswell.

    • bluepaul says:

      exactly my thoughts , I don’t think the game will finish with all 22 players on pitch.
      This ref as been teaching so no common sense and just the letter of the law

  • Paul Carter the visionary he says:

    With their big game coming up shortly I think we’ll win if we start well otherwise I think a draw.

    2-1 for me as well

    • Paul Carter the visionary he says:

      Yep called it right again Paul !

      • Pele says:

        well predicting both a win or a draw does significantly increase the odds of calling it correctly!!! in fact you stated if we started well we would win……. we went 1 up so by that context your prediction was for a win…… so you were wrong

  • Ali Duncan says:

    A very tough game and although “Wall” have their big game coming up I don’t think they’ll take their foot off the pedal. A win today should unofficialy confirm survival. Love Millwall games, their fans are always rowdy and very vocal.

    A tight game. I predict Lee’s Lads 1 Wall 0

  • DoctorD says:

    Blues 1-3 Milwall — sorry everyone.

  • Oldbluenose says:

    Hoping and praying for a win, !!. Will, reluctantly except a draw, Be gutted with another defeat, !!.

  • mark says:

    From the ground Thomas scored on 49 minutes assist by ravel 1-0 blues…

  • mark says:

    we had more possession than Millwall, We created more chances both Thomas and Nathan had shots on goal in the first half, Shame we could not hold for the win… Really gutted for the lads………

  • Ali Duncan says:

    Very frustrating. Until they scored Millwall looked very poor. After that they carved us open on more occasions than I was happy with.

    Although they made it easy for him lovely turn and finishing from Wes after an excellent through ball.

    • mark says:

      Ali Shame about his volley as well, for all the world I thought that was going in excellent save from forde…. Nathan equally had chances, good try with his free kick. Totally agree with your seniments very frustrating, I felt that this game was there for the taking, even if my scoreline was a little high. We must take the chances we create, and learn to kill games off……imo 2 points dropped..chin up move on…

    • chas says:

      as I said yesterday, he shows promise ..Peter Osgood was 21 when he started in Pro Football, and that was with a top team, Thomas could surprise us all yet..

      • mark says:

        maybe your right chas this his third goal now, nearly got another one with a volley he trying his best to prolong his career at blues……..

  • Paul Carter the visionary he says:

    Zigic must be dropped for the next game

    Sickeningly low crowd, disgusting


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