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Preview: Millwall v Southampton

26 August 2014

All you need to know about Tuesday night's game



Millwall will be looking for their first home win against Southampton since 17th September 1977 when the two teams meet at The Den in the Capital One Cup Second Round on Tuesday (7.45pm).
Ian Holloway's Lions will head into the match hoping to bounce back from Saturday's disappointing 1-0 home defeat by Rotherham United - the club's first loss in 13 games in a run that stretched back to 25th March - and book their place in Wednesday night's Third Round draw.

What the manager says

Ian Holloway: "We want to start another run now and that's what we'll try to do. Against Rotherham we didn't function like we have been. I felt my attackers looked tired and were not quite as effective as they have been. When we needed some legs to sprint in behind when we were building we couldn't do that. 

We created one shot on target which isn't like us. Fundamentally that game should have been goalless. They are all used to winning; I thought we were and they have stopped that. Sometimes in life you've got to hold our hands up. It wasn't as good as we've been but we weren't that bad either."
Team news

The Lions look set to make a number of changes to the side that slipped to defeat against Rotherham United at the weekend.

Ian Holloway has strongly hinted that he will use Tuesday night's game as an opportunity to give some of those squad members not involved from the start on Saturday a chance in the first team.

Lee Gregory is in line to make his third full start for The Lions following his summer move from FC Halifax Town, whilst fit again Justin Hoyte and Richard Chaplow could also be included. Youngsters such as Jack Powell, Josh Siafa, Aiden O'Brien, Denzel Gerrar, Alfie Pavey, Ben Thompson, John Marquis, Fred Onyedinma and Jake Goodman will all be hoping to be involved at some stage too.

Head-to-head

Tuesday night's game at The Den will be the 63rd meeting between the two clubs, and to date Southampton have the upper hand with 27 wins to Millwall's 17 in all competitions. The remaining 18 have finished all square.

Millwall's last victory against Southampton on home turf was on 17th September 1977 when The Lions eased to a 3-0 success. In the 10 fixtures thereafter at The Den it has been the south coast club who have enjoyed greater fortune, winning five times and drawing on the other five occasions.

Ticket news

Tuesday's game will be the second of three home games in a week for Millwall. Prices for the Capital One Cup tie have been reduced - as they were for the First Round tie with Wycombe - to £15 adults, £10 over 60s, £1 U16s and £1 U12s when purchased with an adult or senior ticket in advance of the day of the game. On matchday U16s tickets will be £5 and U12s will be £3. Click here for more ticket information.

Travel news

We would like to remind Millwall supporters travelling from central London that due to planned Network Rail engineering work, there will be no Southern or First Capital Connect train services to or from London Bridge station between now and Sunday 31st August. Full details here
 
Matchday programme

The Lion, Millwall's matchday programme, has a great new look for 2014/15. Tuesday night's edition, is a slightly smaller edition than the usual 84-pages and will accordingly be priced at £2.50. There is still, however, plenty inside including interviews with Richard Chaplow and Josh Wright, as well as words from Ian Holloway and Alan Dunne, an in-depth look at the visitors plus plenty to keep our Junior Lions happy too!

Coverage

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

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

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