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Burnley v Millwall: The preview

7 February 2014

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's match at Turf Moor

The Lions head to Turf Moor on Saturday (3pm) looking to secure just their second away win of the campaign against Sean Dyche's Clarets.

Burnley are unbeaten at home so far this season and sit third in the Championship, whilst Ian Holloway's Lions are one place outside of the drop zone.

Team news

Dyche has a fully-fit squad to choose from for Saturday's game.

Lions boss Ollie, on the other hand, is without David Forde (thigh), Danny Shittu (groin), Shane Lowry (suspended) and Nicky Bailey (back), but Richard Chaplow is fit again after recovering from a calf injury in time to face his former side.

New signings Ed Upson and Simeon Jackson will both hope to make their Millwall debuts at Turf Moor.


Burnley have drawn their last three games and are unbeaten in six since a Boxing Day loss away to Middlesbrough.

Last six League results

Wigan 0-0 Burnley
Burnley 3-2 Huddersfield
Yeovil 1-2 Burnley
Burnley 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Burnley 0-0 Brighton
QPR 3-3 Burnley

Millwall have won just once in their last nine League games - a 1-0 victory over Ipswich Town at The Den.

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Clarets top scorer Danny Ings is 3/1 favourite to score the first goal, whilst the shortest Lions player to open the scoring is DJ Campbell at 8/1.

have made Burnley 4/6 favourites for Saturday's game at Turf Moor, whilst Millwall can be backed at 4/1. Sky Bet Football League sponsors


"We're taking on a fantastic opponent who are in a great mental state. In this game we are going to have to be a little bit more solid and a little bit less open because they've got the two best goalscorers in the division."

"It's down to them to coordinate each other with the mindset that I'm talking about as a group and with pride in each other.

"We will have to be slightly different (to the game with Reading), but we've spoken about tactics and they (the players) understand what we're talking about.

his men have been working hard on their team shape in training this week. says Millwall boss Ollie

"The rest will sort itself out. The main thing is to give a good performance and to transmit that into a win."

"First things first, we have to make sure the troops are prepared and ready, which they will be, and then it's up to them to go and deliver.

"I never have that weird feeling about facing an old club and even as a player I didn't carry that baggage.

: "I had three good years there (The Den) and enjoyed my time. A lot of water has flowed under the bridge since and my record against them is pretty strong since I left. He told

Burnley boss Dyche is unbeaten in 13 games against Millwall - both as a player and manager - since leaving the club in 2002. What the managers say

Millwall have won in two of their last three trips to Turf Moor, but it is The Clarets who have the better overall record with 20 wins in all competitions to The Lions' 19. The reverse fixture back in November ended 2-2.


Millwall 0-3 Reading
Millwall 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Millwall 1-0 Ipswich
Huddersfield 1-0 Millwall
Millwall 1-3 Leicester
Doncaster 0-0 Millwall

Last six League results

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