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MATCH PREVIEW: MILLWALL V WIGAN ATHLETIC

29 February 2016

A closer look at Millwall ahead of Latics' trip to the Den.

  • Latics travel to the Den to face Millwall on Tuesday 1 March.
  • Victory could see Gary Caldwell’s side move above leaders Burton Albion.
  • Millwall currently fifth in Sky Bet League One, just two defeats in 11 games.
Sky Bet League One
Millwall v Wigan Athletic
Tuesday 1 March, kick off 7.45pm
The Den

PREVIEW

Latics are back on the road on Tuesday evening when they tackle the tough trip to Millwall, as second take on fifth in Sky Bet League One.

Gary Caldwell and his side will be looking to extend their current 12-game unbeaten streak in the division which dates back to before Christmas, whilst Millwall will be aiming to strengthen their play-off place after just two losses in their last 11 outings.

Victory for Latics at the Den and a draw or defeat for league leaders Burton Albion away at Sheffield United would see Caldwell's side into top spot, with Latics going into the match second on 62 points, just two behind the Brewers and four ahead of third place Gillingham and fourth place Walsall.

Millwall's upturn in form post-Christmas has been impressive, with seven victories from their 11 games, including a 3-0 away win at Walsall at the beginning of February, a team they sit just four points behind in the table.

Latics' last outing was an impressive 3-0 home win against Bury on Saturday, while Millwall drew 1-1 away at Doncaster Rovers.

MILLWALL IN 2015/16 SO FAR:

Position: 5th
Last six (league): DWWLWD
Biggest win: 4-0 v Southend United (A)
Biggest defeat: 0-4 v Coventry City (H)
Home record: W7 D2 L7
Away record: W9 D4 L4
Goals scored: 52 (21H 31A)
Goals conceded: 41 (21H 20A)
Leading goal scorer: Lee Gregory 13 (19 all competitions) 

TEAM NEWS

Shaun Cummings and Tony Craig continue to be absentees for the Lions, with midfielder Ed Upson also missing from their 1-1 draw against Doncaster, otherwise the hosts have a strong squad to choose from.

Latics will remain without Michael Jacobs, Sanmi Odelusi and Reece James as the trio continue their recoveries.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Latics and Millwall have met 25 times in league competition since the first meeting in 1982, with Latics adding only four more wins to that initial 3-1 triumph at Springfield Park.  Millwall boast the better record with 11 wins, while the two sides have played out a total of nine draws.

Biggest Win: Latics 3 Millwall 1 (13 November 1982) - Les Bradd and Peter Houghton (2) were on target for Latics, with Trevor Aylott scoring for the Lions.

Biggest Defeat: Millwall 4 Latics 1 (22 September 1984) - Steve Johnson scored the single Latics goal, with a heavy defeat suffered at the hands of Kevin Bremner (2), Steve Lovell and Dean Neal.

IN REVERSE

Latics clinched a late point courtesy of Will Grigg back in September, after goals from Fred Onyedinma and Mark Beevers turned around the Lions' early deficit to a Michael Jacobs goal.



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