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Preview | Middlesbrough v Millwall

A look ahead to The Lions' final away game of the season...

27 April 2018

Millwall play their final Sky Bet Championship away game of the season at Middlesbrough on Saturday evening (LIVE on Sky Sports, kick-off 5.30pm).

Sitting just one place and two points outside the top six, Neil Harris' side head to the Riverside Stadium looking to keep in touch - or leapfrog themselves into - the Play-Off positions with just one game remaining.

With as many as seven teams still mathematically in with a shout of claiming fifth and sixth places in the League table - and also with Aston Villa hosting Derby County this weekend - twists and turns are guaranteed as the campaign reaches its climax.

Harris will be forced into one change to his squad as Tim Cahill begins a three-match ban following a violent conduct charge after last Friday's 3-0 defeat by Fulham. Names such as Conor McLaughlin, Shane Ferguson or Harry Toffolo could come into contention as a result.

The Riverside Stadium has been somewhat a happy hunting ground for The Lions in recent times, with three wins coming in their last five visits. Jed Wallace and George Saville were on target earlier this season as Millwall defeated Boro 2-1 to gain their 19th win in 52 over The Smoggies historically - Middlesbrough have won 22.

Around 1,100 supporters will make the trip north tomorrow and the club, in conjunction with Millwall Supporters' Club, have subsidised coach travel to ensure as many fans as possible can commit to the journey. There will no be ticket sales on the day.

The club have been advised by Middlesbrough that rucksacks and any large bags will not be allowed into the stadium. Supporters making arrangements to stay in the city on Saturday night are advised not to bring them to the match.

Furthermore, a serious road traffic collision on Thursday, one lane of two on the A66 dual carriageway leading up to the Riverside Stadium will be closed eastbound for the forseeable future. This is likely to lead to considerable congestion on the carriageway.

If you are unable to make the long trip, as well as watching all the action unfold LIVE on Sky Sports from 5.15pm, full match commentary will be available on iFollow Millwall from around five minutes before kick-off. Unfortunately, due to this particular match being screen on TV, international subscribers will not be able to watch on iFollow. Click here for more details.

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Lions defeated at the Riverside

Our report from Middlesbrough...

28 April 2018

Goals from Britt Assombalonga and Jonny Howson condemned Millwall to a 2-0 defeat at the Riverside Stadium against Middlesbrough on Saturday evening.

The loss - Millwall's first on the road since New Year's Day - ensures that The Lions' chances of reaching the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs are now merely mathematical.

Neil Harris was forced into one change to his starting XI, with the injured George Saville being replaced by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

Conor McLaughlin, Shane Ferguson and Ben Thompson were named among the substitutes.

The Lions soaked up early pressure from the home side, who fashioned their first chance of the evening with five minutes on the clock - Howson, however, headed over the crossbar.

On 12 minutes, after a brief spell of pressure from Millwall, Middlesbrough took the lead. Assombalonga's original effort was blocked by Mahlon Romeo, but he was not to be denied at the second attempt, striking through Shaun Hutchinson's legs and past Jordan Archer off the post to open the scoring.

The Lions started to get the ball down on the floor and look to pass their way to an equaliser following that, but the final ball let them down as the midway point of the first half approached.

Muhamed Besic's run on 28 minutes looked to have produced a chance for Stewart Downing, but the former England international scuffed his strike wide. A further shot from Downing a minute later was deflected behind by Tunnicliffe - Daniel Ayala headed behind from the resulting corner-kick.

Romeo had to withdraw through injury shortly before the half-time break, whilst Hutchinson had to be at his defensive best on 40 minutes as he blocked a goal-bound Downing effort.

In first half injury-time Morison looked to turn a corner-kick towards goal and - despite his shirt being pulled in the process - managed to do so, but no Millwall man was able to guide the ball home.

As The Lions' luck worsened, Ben Marshall became the second Millwall player to withdraw - this time on a stretcher - through injury less than 10 minutes after the resumption, with Tom Elliott his replacement.

Assombalonga pounced on some slack Millwall defending just after the hour mark and slid in Traore, but a fantastic last-ditch challenge from McLaughlin prevented Middlesbrough from doubling their lead.

The Lions' first real opening came shortly after, but following Gregory's flick, Wallace was unable to get to the ball first inside the six-yard box. Hutchinson's looping header was claimed by Darren Randolph from the corner that followed.

On 66 minutes, a real defensive mix-up handed the home side their second goal. A cross was not dealt with by a combination of Archer and Jake Cooper, with the ball dropping to Howson a few yards out. The midfielder had the simplest of tasks in tapping home from close range.

Wallace rolled a shot into the arms of Randolph with 78 minutes on the clock, whilst Shaun Williams met the winger's cross with a powerful header three minutes later, but straight into the stopper's grasp.

Millwall huffed and puffed late on, but were unable to find a route to goal.

Middlesbrough: Randolph, Friend, Ayala, Shotton, Gibson, Clayton, Assombalonga (Bamford 77'), Howson, Downing (Fabio 81'), Besic, Traore. Subs not used: Dimi, Leadbitter, Cranie, Fry, Harrison.

Scorer: Assombalonga 12', Howson 66'

Booking: Friend, Besic

Millwall: Archer, Meredith (Ferguson 83'), Hutchinson, Williams, Gregory, Romeo (McLaughlin 38'), Wallace, Tunnicliffe, Morison, Cooper, Marshall (Elliott 54'). Subs not used: Martin, Thomspon, Onyedinma, O'Brien.

Booking: Williams, Hutchinson, Tunnicliffe

Referee: Paul Tierney

Attendance: 28,606 (1,095)

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Subsidised coach travel for Middlesbrough trip

Discounted tickets for crucial away game

24 April 2018

Millwall Football Club and Millwall Supporters’ Club have come together to help ensure that as many Lions fans as possible are able to attend Saturday’s crucial Sky Bet Championship fixture away to Middlesbrough.

The change in kick-off time to 5.30pm has left many Millwall supporters travelling by train unable to return home and that, along with a desire to have a large and vocal away following, has led to a decision being made to subsidise coach travel for the big game.

Supporters wishing to purchase coach tickets will receive a £10 discount, meaning the cost is now just £20 for a return trip from The Den. Fans who have already purchased their coach ticket can apply for a £10 refund by contacting the ticket office (details below) but must do so before 5pm on Thursday 26th April. Any refunds of the £10 discounts left unclaimed will be reallocated for new purchasers.

The discount will apply to the first 200 fans who purchase a coach ticket but that total will increase, if required, depending on demand.

Coaches will leave The Den at 9am. Tickets can be purchased by season ticket holders or members in person at the Ticket Office, online at www.millwalltickets.com or via the call centre on 0844 826 2004 (option 2). All coaches operate a strict no alcohol policy and there are no refunds (beyond the aforementioned £10 one for fans who have already purchased for Middlesbrough).

Information on regular match tickets can be viewed by clicking here.

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