Millwall vs Fulham Preview

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 11:17am

The two London sides will be eager to taste victory this evening as both aim to continue their charge up the table in a bid for promotion.

The chance is there for Fulham tonight to leap into the automatic promotion spots tonight if they can overcome London rivals Millwall at The Den.

With Brentford and Leeds playing out a one-all draw yesterday at Griffin Park, victory for the West Londoners would see them climb above Leeds into second and move two points above Marcelo Bielsa's men.

Fulham have won three in their last five league games including a battling 1-0 win away to Blackburn last time out. The visitors for tonight have the fourth best meanest backline in the league, conceding 32 times in 31 matches.

Millwall on the other hand know that if they were to secure all three points they would be within touching distance of the playoffs.

Gary Rowett was appointed manager after Neil Harris' departure at The Lions and the former Stoke City, Birmingham and Derby County has overseen their rise up the table. 

Milwall have not won in their last three Championship fixtures however since Rowett's appointment they have been one of the league's form sides. In his first 16 games in charge across all competitions, the club only lost twice and won eight times. 

So tonight's encounter will be of the upmost importance for two sides battling to continue their upward trajectory in the league. 

Team News

Both teams have a number of absentees for tonight's fixture.

Millwall

Mason Bennett, who recently joined on loan from Championship rivals Derby County, could be given his debut by Rowett tonight. The Englishman is yet to hit the back of the net this season. 

Midfielder Ryan Leonard, who has been out since October with a knee problem, might return to the squad tonight. 

Duo Ben Thompson and Frank Fielding remain sidelined with a knee and quad injury respectively. 

Fulham

Fulham FC's official website have labelled four players as 'doubtful' for tonight's derby.

On loan Southampton midfielder Harrison Reed, who has played 17 times for the Cottagers this season, is one of those who might not be available for selection. 

Frenchman Maxime Le Marchand has been sidelined with a long-term injury having picked up a back injury in November last year. 

Fulham's injury concerns at the back aren't helped with recent signing Terence Kongolo from Huddersfield one of the four identified as 'doubtful'. 

To compound Parker's misery, Alfie Mawson - who has made 27 appearances at the heart of the team's defence - has missed the last four games through a knee injury and looks likely to miss this one too. 

 

 

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