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Match preview: Millwall v Chesterfield

29 August 2015

Read our in-depth guide to Saturday's game at The Den

Millwall will be looking to secure their first home of the 2015/16 season when they host Chesterfield at The Den on Saturday (3pm).

Boss Neil Harris will hope that his side can build on last Saturday's performance away to Scunthorpe, when The Lions put in an organised and dogged display on their way to a hard-fought point.

What the manager says

Neil Harris: "It's been nice to have a free week to work on a few things to get the boys into some sort of routine and rhythm. (The Scunthorpe game) took a lot out of the boys so the rest has done them the world of good as well without a midweek game. We're refreshed and ready to go." Read more from the Millwall boss by clicking here.

Team news

Jordan Archer impressed on his full League debut for The Lions at Glanford Park last time out and looks set to continue in goal against Chesterfield. The same could apply to midfielder Ben Thompson who, like Archer, performed well against Scunthorpe having been handed his first League start for Millwall.

Shane Ferguson (hamstring) will miss out and the game may also come too soon for Joe Martin, who has only just returned to training following an ankle injury.

Carlos Edwards, who signed a new short-term deal with Millwall this week having proved his fitness following a serious knee injury, is likely to be involved in the Elite Development Squad's match against Ipswich Town on Friday and as such will not be involved until a potential return in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy next week. 

Former Lion Angel Martinez will hope to start in midfield for Chesterfield, who have won two of their opening four League games.


The two sides have met on 35 previous occasions and it is Millwall who hold the head-to-head advantage with 15 wins to Chesterfield's 13 in all competitions.

The most recent encounter was back in February 2007 when a last-gasp winner from Poul Hubertz secured victory for Millwall after Paul Hall had cancelled out Darren Byfield's opener at The Den.

The Lions are unbeaten in their last seven games against Chesterfield in SE16, a record which stretches back to 1983, though four of those matches have been draws.


Unable to make it to the game? You can still follow all the action as it happens by tuning in to full match commentary on Lions PlayerHD.

Updates will also being posted over on @MillwallFC, the club's official Twitter account.


Sky Bet have placed Millwall as 6/4 favourites with a Chesterfield win available at 9/5.

Lee Gregory can be backed at 5/1 to be the first goalscorer, while Steve Morison and Fred Onyedinma are available at 6/1 and 13/2 respectively.

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

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