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Preview: Huddersfield v Millwall

26 September 2014

An in-depth look ahead to Saturday's game at the John Smith's Stadium

Millwall head to Yorkshire on Saturday looking for their first win in September against Chris Powell's Huddersfield Town side.

Last Saturday's 0-0 draw against Nottingham Forest has left The Lions 13th in the Sky Bet Championship table - nine places above The Terriers, who sit in 22nd.

Former Charlton boss Powell took over from Mark Robins as Town manager earlier this month but is yet to lead his new side to victory, with last Saturday's 3-0 loss against Leeds United stretching a winless run to five games.

Despite being without in a win themselves since the 2-1 victory over Blackpool at the end of August, Ollie takes his men to the John Smith's Stadium in confident mood after an impressive performance against Stuart Pearce's table-topping Forest side last time out.

What the managers say

Ian Holloway: "We just need some points now to get up the other end of the table. We started off well but we've only got one point out of the last nine. Chris (Powell) has had a couple of weeks now to get his methods onto the players. I'm sure they will understand what he wants a bit better." Watch Ollie's pre-match interview on Lions Player.

Chris Powell: "Millwall had a strong start and I know Ian Holloway well. He's built a decent squad and we'll be ready to face his side. I want us to get better and do better. We have one or two coming back but we're looking at what's available. That isn't easy." Read more from Powell on htafc.com later today.

Team news

Millwall boss Ollie has confirmed that Nicky Bailey and Lee Gregory are fit after calf and hip injuries respectively with the pair set to be included in Saturday's squad.

The Lions will, however, be without Carlos Edwards, who underwent surgery on his serious knee ligament injury on Thursday night. Lee Martin is also still sidelined with a knee problem.

Huddersfield boss Powell looks set to be without striker James Vaughan but Anthony Gerrard and Martin Paterson have recently returned to training and could push for a place in the squad.

Head-to-head

Saturday's game will be the 44th meeting between Huddersfield and Millwall - and it is The Terriers who hold the slight advantage with 19 wins to The Lions' 18 in all competitions. The remaining six matches have ended in draws.

The Yorkshire side have won the last three meetings without conceding a goal. Millwall's last victory against Saturday's opponents was a 4-0 win in October 2012.

The Lions are without a win at Huddersfield since a 2-1 triumph in March 2009.

Coverage

As ever we will have ever kick covered with full match commentary on Lions Player from 2.50pm.

As well, you can follow live updates on the club's official Twitter account @MillwallFC and join the conversation by tagging your tweets with #HTAFCvMFC.



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