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Blackpool v Millwall: Match preview

11 March 2014

Read our comprehensive guide to Tuesday's big game

Millwall head to Bloomfield Road on Tuesday night looking to secure back-to-back away wins after Saturday's 1-0 victory over Derby County (8pm).

Team news

Blackpool will be without Andy Keogh as part of the loan agreement between the two clubs.

Tangerines full-back Tony McMahon is available for selection once more after being absent for their defeat to Bournemouth through suspension, but fellow defender Jack Robinson will miss out as he serves the final match of a three-game ban.

Millwall physio Bobby Bacic has confirmed that four players picked up injuries in Saturday's win at the iPro Stadium.

Danny Shittu went for a scan on Monday evening to discover the extent of injuries to his lower calf and achilles, while DJ Campbell looks set to miss out on the chance to play against his former side after picking up a hamstring tear against The Rams. Scott Malone (hip) is also sidelined and Jermaine Easter (thigh) and Nicky Bailey (back) will definitely miss out, too. Shane Lowry, though, looks to have overcome knee and foot problems picked up in Saturday's win.

Young midfielders Jack Powell and Fred Onyedinma could be added to the squad.


Blackpool are on a run of 18 games without a win in all competitions, losing 14. Their last victory came on November 30th at home to Sheffield Wednesday, and at Bloomfield Road they are without a victory in eight games, during which they have scored just four goals.

Steve Morison's second-half header secured Millwall's first win in eight games on Saturday - and in doing so earned The Lions just their second away win of the season.


Tuesday's fixture is the 44th meeting between Blackpool and Millwall and it is The Tangerines who hold a slender advantage in their previous encounters with 14 victories to The Lions' 13.

The last time the two teams met was on 17th September 2013 when goals from Liam Trotter (penalty), Nicky Bailey and Steve Morison earned Millwall a 3-1 comeback victory, The Lions' first win of the campaign. 

What the managers say

Barry Ferguson: "It is up to the players to go out there on Tuesday night and sort it out. We've got to keep fighting and not give up. I'm not going to give up, so I expect them to do the same. You have to keep working hard and try not to let it (the bad run) affect you, but it has gone on far too long and we need to get a response at some stage."

Ian Holloway: "We have to focus on catching the teams above us and Blackpool are one of them. For me this is a massive game and if we can get what I want then we are a lot closer to dragging them back into it. What we haven't been as a group is consistent, and I want us to be consistent over the last 12 games."

Live coverage

Full match commentary will be available live on Lions Player from 7.50pm.

You can also keep up-to-date with the action as it happens on The Wall and on Twitter @MillwallFC, the club's official account.


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

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