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Team news ahead of Millwall v Nottingham Forest

23 August 2016

Harris hints at making changes for tonight's EFL Cup tie

Neil Harris has hinted that he could shuffle his playing pack for tonight's EFL Cup Second Round tie at home to Nottingham Forest (7.45pm).

The Lions have faced a hectic start to the 2016/17 campaign, and this evening's match is the sixth fixture in just 17 days, with a further two games to come by the time the month is finished.

Whilst acknowledging the importance of keeping the momentum going following Saturday's 2-1 victory over Sheffield United, boss Harris' is set to utilise his squad and could hand the likes of Sid Nelson, Fred Onyedinma and Gregg Wylde a place in his starting XI.

The trio have all featured this season, mainly from the bench, but are likely to be in contention along with Jamie Philpot and Jimmy Abdou as Millwall look to book their place in Wednesday night's Third Round draw.

Striker Lee Gregory will be assessed prior to kick-off, although there will be no place for Shaun Hutchinson (hamstring) and Shaun Cummings (knee), the latter of whom is a long-term absentee.

Meanwhile Forest manager Phillipe Montanier is able to call on the services of defender Damien Perquis after he completed a one-match suspension against Wigan.

Striker Britt Assombalonga, who is top scorer with three goals this season, could be rested after picking up a hamstring strain at the weekend.

The Forest boss has hinted that he may game-time to some of his young players with the likes of Joe Worrall, Jordan Gabriel, Matty Cash, Ryan Yates and Jordan Smith all in contention this evening.

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