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Match preview: Millwall v Wycombe

12 August 2014

A look ahead to tonight's game at The Den

Millwall are up against Wycombe Wanderers in the Capital One Cup First Round at The Den tonight (7.45pm).

The Chairboys, managed by Gareth Ainsworth, who played under Ian Holloway at QPR, won their opening game of the season 2-0 away to Newport County, a result which The Lions matched in their victory over Leeds.

What the managers say

Ian Holloway: "I will probably make a few changes because some of the lads who played on Saturday will need a bit of a rest, and at the same time there are others in the squad who deserve a chance. We will have to produce a performance of similar quality and intensity. I'm sure Gareth Ainsworth will have them fired up to come here and try to perform a giant-killing." Read more here

Gareth Ainsworth: "It'll be a great challenge for us again. I always have some good banter with the Millwall fans and the big thing for me is going up against Ian Holloway. He's the man who took me to QPR and I've got a lot of respect for him." Read more here

Team news

Ian Holloway has confirmed that he is likely to make a few changes for the game, which could mean full debuts for some of Millwall's summer signings.

The Lions boss has no fresh injury concerns after the weekend win over Leeds United, though midfield trio Nicky Bailey, Ed Upson and Richard Chaplow remain sidelined.

Wycombe hope to welcome back Stuart Lewis and Josh Scowen to their squad after the pair missed the club's opening day win at Newport.


This evening's match will be the 16th meeting between the two clubs, and as it stands The Lions hold the upper hand with six wins to Wycombe's five in all competitions.

The most recent meeting between Millwall and The Chairboys came in August 2010 when The Lions came away from Adams Park with a win in the League Cup First Round.

The Lions, though, haven't beaten Wycombe at The Den since August 1998.


We will have all the action covered with live match commentary on Lions Player from 7.40pm.

As well, you can follow live updates on the club's official Twitter account and join the conversation by using #MFCvWWFC in your tweets.

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