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Preview | Millwall v Fleetwood Town

19 April 2016

Read our guide to Tuesday's game at The Den

Millwall host Fleetwood Town at The Den for the first ever time in another crucial Sky Bet League One clash on Tuesday evening (7.45pm).

Saturday's narrow defeat to Coventry City left The Lions fifth in the table with a three-point cushion on seventh-placed Barnsley, while Fleetwood sit 19th having produced a five-game unbeaten run going into Tuesday night's visit to SE16.

What the managers say

Neil Harris: "It will be a really difficult game against a well-drilled Fleetwood Town side who work extremely hard. They are scrapping for points as they bid to keep their League One status so it will be a big challenge for us, but we want to continue with our push for the Play-Offs. After the weekend's results we are still in a healthy position, but our standing in the table is one we want to build on during the final few games." Read much more from Harris in tonight's matchday programme, available around the ground for £3.

Steven Pressley: "Millwall are a side who currently sit in the Play-Off places so it shows the enormity of the task ahead of us. I've said this before though that we don't really have a fear of anybody. We genuinely believe if we play to our levels then we can win the game. If we don't do the basics then they'll punish us, and that's one thing we'll be stressing to them (the players)." Read more from Pressley by clicking here

Team news

Millwall will be without Shaun Williams, who begins a three-match suspension following his sending off during Saturday's game. That could mean a return to the starting Xl for one of Jimmy Abdou or Ed Upson to partner Ben Thompson in central midfield.

Top scorer Lee Gregory didn't train last week and despite making a brief appearance from the bench against Coventry at the weekend, the striker remains a doubt for Tuesday's game. Aiden O'Brien and Steve Morison were the chosen strike duo at the Ricoh Arena but Harris may also call upon youngster Jamie Philpot to fill one of the forward berths.

Fit-again Tony Craig was on the bench on Saturday and looks set to retain his place in the squad, while Shaun Cummings remains a long-term absentee.

Pressley will be unable to call upon Shola Ameobi, Bob Harris and Danny Andrew, who all miss out through injury, but Joe Davis has travelled with the squad as he nears a return to full fitness.

Head-to-head

The two clubs have only met once before, which was this season's reverse fixture back in November.

The Cod Army were victorious on that occasion thanks to goals from Eggert Jonsson and Bobby Grant, with Byron Webster's late effort little more than a consolation strike.

Betting

Millwall are 17/20 favourites with Sky Bet to earn all three points, while Fleetwood can be backed at 100/30. The draw is 5/2.

For these odds and many more, including first goalscorer markets and a scorecast option, visit Sky Bet.

Coverage

Full match commentary will be available on Lions PlayerHD.

Regular updates will also be posted via @MillwallFC, the club's official Twitter account.

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