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Preview: Millwall v Wigan

14 April 2015

Read up on the need-to-know information ahead of tonight's game

Millwall host relegation rivals Wigan Athletic at The Den tonight (7.45pm) in a game which will have a huge impact on this season's battle for Championship survival.

The two sides go into the crucial match level on 36 points and while Wigan have the superior goal difference, Neil Harris' Lions side have a game in hand to play on teams around them.

Rotherham - who sit outside the drop zone - are seven points ahead of The Latics and Millwall so both need to secure victory if they are to maintain a good chance of beating the drop.

What the managers say

Neil Harris: "The players are focused and ready to go again. The atmosphere in the dressing room was disappointment after the Watford game but also realism that we had been beaten by a really good side. We are going into what is a huge game of football with the confidence that we are playing well. We are creating chances and we have got the belief back in the squad." Listen to more from Harris in his pre-match interview on Lions Player.

Gary Caldwell: "We know how tough it's going to be. Millwall is one of the hardest places to go, their fans are passionate and the atmosphere will be electric, especially with so much riding on the game. But I've experienced similar situations before and it really is a case of being completely positive in everything you do, and believing in yourself." Read more from Caldwell by clicking here.

Team news

Millwall will check on the fitness of Jos Hooiveld ahead of the game after he missed Saturday's defeat to Watford. Should the Dutchman miss out then Mark Beevers will hope to keep his place at the heart of defence.

Neil Harris has no other injury concerns, though long-term absentee Carlos Edwards remains sidelined.

Wigan could welcome back Andrew Taylor and Don Cowie following short-term injuries while Jermaine Pennant, who suffered with tight hamstrings after their 2-2 draw with Fulham, has been passed fit to play.

Head to head

This evening's game will be the 27th meeting between Millwall and Wigan - and to date it is The Lions who hold the upper hand when it comes to the head-to-head record.

Millwall have won 11 of the previous 26 games compared to seven victories for The Latics, with the remaining eight ending in draws.

In the reverse fixture earlier this season the two sides played out a 0-0 stalemate at the DW Stadium.

Tickets

Lions fans can purchase their ticket right up to kick-off at The Den (7.45pm).

Betting

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

Coverage

Unable to make it to The Den? Keep informed of all the action as it happens with full match commentary on Lions Player.

You can also follow updates via @MillwallFC, the club's official Twitter account. Get involved in the conversation before, during and after the game using #MFCvWAFC.


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