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Preview: Millwall v Bolton Wanderers

19 December 2014

All you need to know about tonight's game

Ian Holloway's Millwall side will look to record back-to-back League wins for the first time since the opening week of the season when Bolton Wanderers  visit The Den tonight (7.45pm).

The Lions kicked off the 2014/15 with successive victories at home to Leeds and away at Fulham, but have not won two matches on the bounce since. However last Friday's excellent 1-0 away success at Brighton provides Holloway's men the perfect base on which to build and they go into action tonight knowing that victory could move Millwall up to 14th in the Championship table.

What the managers say

Ian Holloway: "The response that the players showed by beating Brighton on their own turf after the defeat to Middlesbrough was absolutely magnificent. With the way the league is, two or three wins in succession can push you up towards the Play-Off places. Nobody can guarantee what might happen so all we can do is keep plugging away with what we are trying to achieve." 

Neil Lennon: "We're playing well, we've had three clean sheets in a row and we're unbeaten in six. Yes, the goals drying up concerns me a little bit, but I think it's understandable given the injuries we have had in the last few weeks. We are trying to hold things together at the moment with as much positivity as we can until the window opens."

Team news

Millwall defender Danny Shittu hopes to follow his Man of the Match winning display by lining up against his former club this evening, but Nicky Bailey (thigh) and Carlos Edwards (knee) are still recovering from injury.

Winger Lee Martin (toe), who missed The Lions last match at the Amex Stadium, could remain on the sidelines.
Bolton striker Eidur Gudjohnsen is in line to make his first start for the club since 2000, with former Lion Conor Wilkinson vying with him for a place. Two other ex-Millwall players could also feature tonight, with Liam Trotter and Liam Feeney both now on the books at the Macron Stadium.


Friday night's match will be the 40th meeting between Millwall and Bolton, and to date it is The Lions who narrowly hold the better head-to-head record with 16 wins to The Trotters' 15 in all competitions. The remaining eight fixtures have ended up all square.


For a comprehensive list of odds on the game, visit Sky Bet.


Unable to make it to The Den? The Lions Player team will be bringing you full match commentary from 7.40pm.

You can also keep up-to-date with all the action via @MillwallFC, the club's official Twitter account. Have your say before, during and after the game by tagging your tweets with #MFCvBWFC, this evening's match-specific hashtag.

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