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Match preview: Fulham v Millwall

15 August 2014

A comprehensive look ahead to Saturday's London derby

Millwall face Fulham for the first time since April 1999 at Craven Cottage on Saturday (3pm).

Well over 4,000 Lions fans are making the relatively short journey to SW6 hoping that Ian Holloway's men can secure back-to-back Sky Bet Championship victories after last Saturday's 2-0 win over Leeds. Fulham are looking to get off the mark following relegation from the Premier League after they lost their season opener away to Ipswich Town the same day. 

What the manager says

Ian Holloway: "They've been there (The Premier League) for 13 years so it's a big drop for them. I've been there myself after only one year and it's a huge difference. It's a tough fixture but a great one for us." Watch more from Ollie on Lions Player



Team news

Nicky Bailey has returned to training this week after injuring himself in Millwall's pre-season friendly win over Real Mallorca and is in the squad.



Stephen Bywater's loan move to Gillingham means there could be a place on the bench for young goalkeeper Denzel Gerrar, a graduate of Millwall's Academy.

Summer signing Matthew Briggs will miss the chance to face his former club as he serves a one-game suspension for his sending off in Tuesday night's Capital One Cup win over Wycombe Wanderers.

Ross McCormack, an £11m summer signing from Leeds United, looks set to make his home debut for Felix Magath's Cottagers.

Head-to-head

Saturday's meeting will be the 41st between Fulham and Millwall and the first since 1999 when The Cottagers ran out 4-1 winners in SW6.

Millwall's last victory over the West London club was a 2-1 win at Craven Cottage in March 1998.

In total, Fulham have won 16 of the previous 40 encounters to Millwall's 13, with the remaining 11 finishing in draws.

Coverage

Unable to make it to Craven Cottage? Tune in to full match commentary on Lions Player from 2.50pm.

We will also cover all the action over on @MillwallFC, the club's official Twitter account. Join the conversation by using #FFCvMFC in your tweets.



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