Although there isn’t much riding on this game, Steve Bruce will want to head into the first leg of the playoff semi-final next week on a back of good result.
Sunday’s match will be a lot more important for our opponents than for us. Neil Harris’s side need a ten goal swing to leapfrog Derby into sixth, but they will certainly be looking to ensure they do their job in case the Rams slip up.
Us, on the other hand, will be making a number of changes as assistant manager Colin Calderwood has already confirmed. Still, the players who will be playing will want to impress the boss to get themselves into contention for the playoffs:
They will be facing some good players at the Den, so who should we be most concerned about?
1) George Saville
The 24-year-old is the club’s joint top scorer with 10 goals in the league this season. He has made a big impact since arriving from Wolves permanently in the summer, and we will need to keep a close eye on him.
He is not a traditional playmaker from midfield. He does like a tackle and is keen to win the ball back so he can join in with the attack. He is also pretty decent in the air and is able to hit a good freekick with his left foot.
2) Jed Wallace
Another signing from Wolves, the winger has been the team’s most creative outlet this season. The 24-year-old generally plays from the right-hand side and will deliver a number of crosses into the box with his right foot. He’s also not shy about shooting from range.
This campaign, he has scored six goals and provided seven assists in the Championship.
3) Lee Gregory
I could have chosen his strike partner Steve Morison, but the 34-year-old has not been firing in front of goal this season, despite providing nine assists in the league. Gregory is a poacher and although he is not as effective at this level as he is in League One, his ability to get in behind will cause us problems.
Whoever starts in the centre of defence, they need to keep an eye on Millwall’s no.9. With his partner up front likely to be the main aerial threat, the temptation could be to focus too much on the target man. It’s important not to let either them out of our sights.