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Preview: Millwall v Brighton

17 March 2015

All you need to know ahead of tonight's game

Neil Harris takes charge of his first home game as interim Millwall manager against Brighton & Hove Albion this evening (7.45pm).

Chopper's side fell to defeat at Bolton on Saturday and a win tonight, against a Seagulls side four places above Millwall, will be crucial if The Lions are to stay in the Championship this season.

What the managers say

Neil Harris: "The fans can turn up on Tuesday night in their numbers expecting to see a Millwall performance. They can expect to see heart and desire. I can't promise a result but we will certainly be doing everything to get a positive one. The fans have stuck with the players and that is a huge positive. I'll ask the supporters to keep doing what they are and play their part."

Chris Hughton: "It's a big game for us and there is no getting away from that because they are a team that are below us in the League and it's not only about us getting points, it's about us getting points which you don't want them to get." Read more from Hughton by clicking here.

Team news

Millwall be without skipper Alan Dunne, who begins a two-match suspension after he picked up his tenth booking of the season against Bolton on Saturday. Dunne's absence will force interim boss Harris into a change at centre-half, with either Mark Beevers or Sid Nelson likely to deputise.

Paris Cowan-Hall picked up a knock to his ankle at the Macron Stadium and will be assessed, but The Lions will definitely be missing Nicky Bailey (back), Lee Martin (foot) and Carlos Edwards (knee).

Brighton will be without top scorer Lewis Dunk, who is suspended. Sam Baldock (knee) is out of action for the rest of the season while Solly March (calf) remains sidelined.

Head-to-head

This evening's match marks the 100th meeting between Millwall and Brighton, and to date The Seagulls hold the upper hand by just one victory with 38 wins to Millwall's 37 in the previous 99 encounters.

The Lions are without a home success against Brighton in five attempts stretching back to 2007, but the last meeting between the two clubs - which took place at the Amex Stadium in December - ended in a 1-0 win for Millwall thanks to Lee Gregory's first-half winner.

Tickets

Tickers are on sale to Millwall fans right up to kick-off (7.45pm).

Betting

Visit Sky Bet for a comprehensive list of odds on the game.

Coverage

As ever the Lions Player team will be bringing you full match commentary from 7.40pm.

You can also keep up-to-date with the action as it happens via @MillwallFC - the club's official Twitter account. Get involved with the conversation before, during and after the match by tagging your tweets with #MFCvBHAFC.

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