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Bouncebackability – Millwall Preview

Lee Clark will be looking for Blues to bounce back from weekend defeat tonight against  a team that has rediscovered it’s winning touch.


Millwall come into the match two places and three points ahead of Blues having won three matches on the spin. Since being hammered 5-1 by Derby County they have scored six goals in those three games, conceding only one and have pulled themselves into midtable.

Steve Lomas welcomes back Shane Lowry after a three match ban whilst Steve Morison returns after being ineligible to face his parent club.


Blues are likely to make at least one change to the team that lost to Reading on Saturday with David Murphy potentially not being risked as he continues his return from injury. Wade Elliott is a doubt with a calf niggle whilst second year scholar Demarai Gray could be on the bench after impressing in training.

Clark is likely to continue playing 3-4-3 and I could see either Mitch Hancox or Shane Ferguson replacing David Murphy on the left, and possibly Kyle Bartley coming into the defence with Jonathan Spector replacing Callum Reilly in midfield. I think Nikola Zigic will continue from the bench to slowly build up the Serb to full fitness.

Whilst Millwall are undoubtedly in form this is a match we should be looking to get points from. Blues have played better at home of late and a passionate crowd would certainly help lift the team as they did against Swansea and Sheffield Wednesday.

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45 Responses to “Bouncebackability – Millwall Preview”

  • DoctorD says:

    “Second year scholar”? Sounds like Demarai Gray goes to a boarding school.

    I can see this ending 1-1.

  • Chris W says:

    Definitely a winnable game at home, with help of a supporters in full voice will lift the team.
    Totally agree with suggested changes, though DM will probably want to play I think he might be on the bench.
    Look forward to home games this season as we are beginning to relax at home and play some decent football, totally the opposite from last season where the ball was like a hot potato and no one wanted to hold it.
    Not had much luck with predictions this season so far so will just say “Play as we did against Sheffield and Swansea and the result will be in our favour”

  • bluenose says:

    Going down tonight love night home games!

    2-1 prediction from me just wish LC would stop making so many public statements on who he’s gonna play etc etc….have you noticed?? the bloke never shuts up!!

    • skareggae72 says:

      Good point.
      Personally i wish he had said nothing about Gray,then just announced it before the game,i’m sure Lomas will do his homework now,we need everything we can get at the moment & a few random wildcards just thrown out there with 15 mins to go can’t do us any harm,any maybe leave the opposition thinking who?

      A tough game against an inform side 2-2

  • maurice walters from thailand says:

    i hope Pannu is not at st ans tonight it will change the mood of the crowd hope blues win 3-1 will do nicely

  • dave mann says:

    night home games are great if we get a decsent crowd and create an atmosphere but i
    can omly see 13,000 tonight maybe slightly more or even less, millwall on form at the
    momment so weve got to be up for it like we was with sheff.w.and swansea so good
    game in store and ime saying 2-1 also bluenose and 3 massive points with bolton to come
    on saturday.KRO.

  • Jaffa says:

    Al,any news on Pannu being back in the Uk?

  • Tony says:

    Clark is at it again shooting from the hip, the last time he said someone was superb in training he was talking about Lovenkrands then Ambrose, we all know how they performed when he brought them back into the team.

  • AlexT says:

    its called, trying to give the fans something to cheers about (inbetween games)……. you miserable lot! ;)

    Unless Lomas has video footage of our development squad games, I dont suppose there is very much homework he able to do, is there?

    in the words of Gerald…..


  • dave mann says:

    i hope mr pannu turns up for the game tonight, should get a heroes welcome from the
    blues faithfull, rousing reception and standing ovation, great to have him back.
    ( if you believe that your believe anything)……..he should stay well away unless
    he comes on the pitch to tell us weve sold and were doing one, that would be
    music to the ears to all blues fans, as for the team ive given up picking it.KRO.

    • Ali Duncan says:

      Personally I would love him to be at Stans tonight. I don’t sit too far from the “posh seats” and would like to see the man squirm from the wrath of the faithful.

  • mark says:

    lingard will get back on score sheet this evening, whether he can emulate another 4 goals is a different matter lol…………..pp should be given a heroes welcome for finding the pennies for caddis , no he didn’t it just fell out a tree outside stans…………………hope that rather large guy from millwall is there again this year in the railway end wore no bloody shirt all evening made me feel cold enjoyed the banter from the kop…………..3-0 blue boys……

  • StaffsBlue says:

    I would be surprised if there are too many changes. Maybe Bartley coming in at the back and Spector moving back into midfield.. and either Hancox or Ferguson replacing Murphy.

  • StaffsBlue says:


    A new page on bcfc.com this afternoon. Hope it’s ok to post the link OP, if not, bin it.

  • mark says:

    staffsblue myself i would have hancox in for murphy…………….343 get stuck in millwall straight away, important blues get that early goal calms all the nerves…………then generally dictate the play……..blues need points now….so 6 points would be bloody lovely………….for this one and Saturday……..bloody awful weekend with the baggies and the vilers winning………….house was like a cemetery lol

    • StaffsBlue says:

      We need someone detailed to keep an eye on Trotter. He runs their midfield and has a great shot on him. Woolford and Waghorn are a bit lively too. Apart from that, they shouldn’t have too much to trouble us.

    • Marky mark says:

      Lol mate I was at Man U entertaining 3 baggies fans Saturday and all they did was take
      The piss out of me and then the blues lost great weekend not

      • StaffsBlue says:

        I had the same from a Baggies mate on Saturday. “only the blues let the midlands down,” he said.

        “We didn’t let the Midlands down on Wednesday though,” I replied. “Who have the Baggies got in the next round again?”


  • Marky mark says:

    Sod em mate, the good days will return one day, just hope we don’t have to wait to long

    Think we might win 2-0 tonight are u going staffs ?

    There was a rake of Millwall scum in the city this afternoon, that’s one football club I cannot stand

  • Murph says:

    Bud have you any idea who will be buying the blues ? I heard bernie eclestone a while back with a Italian frontage ? Do hope jasper and co who are rich people by the way , hope it’s the latter as want blue noses or people who care and want it successfully run.

  • steve says:

    i reckon paladini’s mob.Don’t want Ecclestone or any of the others involved at QPR. I reckon Paladini is just the front man.

  • Murph says:

    Think eclestone is involved with Paladini and that’s the problem , as like qpr no heart in it just a yuck buck like Sullivan and golds , it is a business and needs to be run as one , think we understand that but love it to be someone like trev n jasper ., Wer see ;)

  • Dave S says:

    Talk about barking up the wrong tree!!!
    Just wait and see. there are QPR links though.
    That’s all folks
    3-1 blues.

  • bluenoserob says:

    if bernie eclestone buys our club then im trevor francis.

  • bluenoserob says:

    bernie windsor maybe

  • StaffsBlue says:

    That’s 11 goals in the last 3 home games now. On to Bolton.

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