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Millwall (A) Match Preview

Millwall
vs.
Reading

The New Den

14th September 2010

19:45

Fresh from the 3-0 win over Crystal Palace, the Royals travel to Millwall on Tuesday evening looking to continue our unbeaten run.

We will of course come up against one of our former players in James Henry and he will be looking to prove a point to Brian McDermott who let him leave this summer.

A full match preview is here....

Vital Quotes:

Royals manager Brian McDermott -

'We`ve got a good momentum now and there`s a lot of belief and confidence around the place and I think the fans are feeling that too. There is life after Gylfi Sigurdsson and it`s all about the squad and the players we`ve got here.'


Former Royals player James Henry -

'I had a really fantastic experience at Reading, the season 2008-09 was probably my best time there, when I got four goals in four games in the Carling Cup.'


Millwall assistan manager Joe Gallen-

'This is another big game and they are coming thick and fast. The players are excited by playing games like this and are up for it.'





Millwall Team News:

The Lions will be without on loan midfielder Darren Carter who suffered an ankle injury in the draw with Nottingham Forest, so they will hope that Liam Trotter recovers from a groin strain to take his place.

Striker Theo Robinson is pushing for a start, after joining on loan.

Player to watch: James Henry

He didn't quite to enough to make the grade at the Madejski Stadium but has made a brilliant start to his permanent career at the New Den, topping the assist table in the whole of the Championship.

He will have a point to prove to the Royals and will be keen to get himself on the scoresheet, and win the game for his new club.

Reading Team News:

Brian McDermott has no new injury concerns to worry about so is likely to keep faith with the side who won 3-0 against Palace on Saturday. Andy Griffin is still struggling with a hamstring injury, so Shaun Cummings will stay at right back and on the other side Ian Harte will again keep out Marcus Williams, who will have to make do with a place on the bench.

Jay Tabb, Julian Kelly, Ivar Ingimarsson and Chris Armstrong are all unavailable still, whilst Brynjar Gunnarsson may be saved for the weekend meaning a possible reshuffle in formation.

Player to watch: Brian Howard

On Saturday I called for Shane Long to step upto the plate in the absence of Gylfi Sigurdsson, and he did just that. Now we need to start seeing some top draw performances from Howard, who looks to be the favoured option in the advanced midfield role.

Last Meeting

Saturday 17th December 2005, Millwall 0-2 Reading.

Ref Watch:

David Phillips will take charge of this fixture, having never reffed Millwall or the Royals before.

Match Prediction:

This will be tough but Saturdays win will give us confidence and I think we will nick a draw. 1-1

Next Fixture:

Saturday 18th September, Middlesbrough (A)


Writer:Steve Guscott
Date:Tuesday September 14 2010
Time: 6:25PM

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