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PREVIEW: Millwall v Cardiff

24 October 2014

An in-depth look ahead to Saturday's big game

Millwall entertain in-form Cardiff City in front of the Sky Sports TV cameras at The Den on Saturday (12.15pm).

Russell Slade has overseen two victories from his first two matches in charge of the Welsh club, whilst Ian Holloway's Lions head into the game on the back of three straight draws, including last Saturday's dramatic 3-3 comeback against Wolves.

What the managers say

Ian Holloway: "I took a lot of positives from our last two performances. We limited Wigan to very few opportunities on (Tuesday) night and it appears we are beginning to believe in ourselves again. We have the opportunity to show a wider audience how we try to play the game and entertain people here at Millwall, and if we carry on where we left off in the last two matches I'm sure we'll do that." Read more from Holloway here.

Russell Slade: "I think the players are finding a bit more within themselves; we're sticking to the game plan a lot better. To have two back-to-back wins is really appreciated; it's a fantastic platform to build on. It's early days but it gives us momentum and belief that we can climb the table. It's important; it's up to myself and up to the team to get the fans going again." Read more from Slade here.

Team news

Ian Holloway will be without skipper Alan Dunne, who serves a one-match suspension after picking up his fifth booking of the campaign in Tuesday's 0-0 draw with Wigan. Shaun Williams, who missed the game at the DW Stadium with a ban of his own, is available for selection once more.

The match is likely to come to soon for Nicky Bailey and also for Angel Martinez (both calf), though the Spanish midfielder has returned to training. Carlos Edwards (knee) remains a long-term absentee.

Head-to-head

Saturday's match marks the 63rd meeting between Millwall and Cardiff City - and there is nothing to separate the sides with 20 wins each in all competitions so far. In League action, though, Saturday's visitors hold a slight advantage with 19 wins to 17 for The Lions.

The Welsh club are unbeaten in their last eight against Millwall and have won the last two meetings, including a 2-0 victory in September 2012 when the two clubs last met at The Den.

Betting

For a comprehensive list of odds on the game click here.

Coverage

Unable to make it to The Den? You can watch the action live on Sky Sports 1 (channel 402), with coverage starting at midday.

As well, the Lions Player team will once again be bringing you full match commentary from 12.05pm. 

You can also follow live updates on @MillwallFC, the club's official Twitter account. Join in the conversation before, during and after the game by tagging your tweets with #MFCvCCFC - Saturday's matchday hashtag.

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