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Preview | Peterborough United v Millwall

2 October 2015

All you need to know about Saturday's game

Millwall head to Peterborough United on the back of a fine run of away form that has seen Neil Harris' men yet to taste defeat in any of the five matches played on their travels in League One this season.

Sub Fred Onyedinma and defender Mark Beevers were on target for The Lions in Tuesday night's 2-2 draw at Wigan, who are themselves unbeaten on home soil. This followed hot on the heels of Millwall's first home League One win since April, a 3-1 success over Rochdale last Saturday.

Millwall are certainly amongst the form teams in the division at present with four wins from the last six outings, but will face a Posh outfit determined to bounce back from a midweek home loss to Bury and hand Graham Westley his first victory at London Road since taking over the managerial reins from Dave Robertson last month.

What the managers say

Neil Harris: "We spend a lot of time studying the opposition. We're really respectful to them and how they play and we try and give the players a game-plan, a formula and a structure to build from. 

"The players have really embraced that and the upturn in fortunes has definitely coincided with a little bit of consistency on the pitch and in the way we are playing. The players are certainly confident." Read more from Chopper here.

Graham Westley: "If we can play the type of football we know we can play then we can expose Millwall's weaknesses.

"It won't be easy as Millwall are a good side. I watched them recently at Port Vale and they were very impressive on the night. They mix their game up well. They have some good footballers, but they are not afraid to hit the ball long and into the channels.

"It's another tough test for us, but it's not about Millwall, it's about how we play." Read more from Westley here.

Team news

Millwall boss Neil Harris will hand a late fitness test to striker Lee Gregory ahead of Saturday's match at Peterborough United.

Last season's top scorer Gregory sustained a rib injury in the latter stages of Tuesday night's 2-2 draw at Wigan Athletic and will be assessed again prior to kick-off before a final decision is made on his availability.

Defender Sid Nelson could be back in contention having missed the last four matches with a rib injury picked up in Millwall's 3-1 win at Crewe, whilst right-back Shaun Cummings and Joe Martin, who operates at left-back or centre-half, provide further defensive options.

New Peterborough United boss Graham Westley tasted defeat during his first home match in the managerial hot-seat as his charges went down 3-2 to Bury on Tuesday night. The game saw Posh midfielder Erhun Oztumer dismissed for a rash challenge on Craig Jomes. The former Dulwich Hamlet player will now be forced to sit out Saturday's game as he starts a three-match ban.

Westley, who had kicked off life at Posh with a 2-0 win at Bradford City, is also unable to call on the services of Jermaine Anderson who sits out the third and final match of a ban.

Joe Gormley, Jack Baldwin, Kgosi Ntlhe and Harry Beautyman are long-term injuries and remain unavailable for selection.

Head to head

There have been 29 previous encounters between Posh and The Lions - and Millwall edge the stats with 13 victories to Peterborough's nine in the League and League Cup. The teams have yet to be drawn against each other in the FA Cup competition but have lined up in four League Cup ties, winning two apiece. The two teams also met in the JPT First Round this season, with a late Shaun Williams' goal securing Millwall's passage into Round Two, where they face Northampton Town at home this coming Tuesday 6th October (7.45pm).

Recent history favours Millwall, who have been on the losing end just twice in the past nine matches of which they have won five and drawn the other two.


Unable to make it to the game on Saturday? As ever Lions PlayerHD will be bringing you full match commentary so you can keep up-to-date with all the action from The Den. To tune in click here.

You can also follow updates via @MillwallFC, the club's official Twitter account.


Sky Bet have priced Millwall 15/8 for the win, Peterborough United at 11/8 and the draw priced at 12/5.

Find a comprehensive list of odds on the game by clicking here.

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