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24 December 2016

All you need to know about Monday's game

Sky Bet League One
Millwall v Swindon Town
Monday 26th December
Kick-Off 3pm

The only predictable thing about Swindon's fortunes so far this season has been their unpredictability. Their form has been consistently erratic, illustrated perfectly by a 3-0 home win in November against Charlton, followed by a 3-1 defeat just three days later, in front of the same crowd, against Conference Premier outfit Eastleigh in the Emirates FA Cup.

Their recent run of form includes just one win from their last seven games and covers a 4-0 drubbing away at promotion-chasers Sheffield United. And their current downward trajectory is duly reflected in their league position. The Robins are uncomfortably close to the drop-zone in 19th spot, and nine places below their Boxing Day opponents.

The two clubs have not been strangers over the years having previously met on 90 occasions. The Lions have the historical advantage with 37 wins to their name, with 29 going to Swindon, and 28 ending all square.

A brief perusal of their most recent encounters shows that The Lions have the prevailing wind at their backs, with The Robins last victory occurring back in May 2008.

The last meeting took place on 12th March last season and ended in a 2-2 draw with Swindon snatching a point in the dying seconds of the game.

The Lions leaped out of the blocks at the County Ground and were two up within 14 minutes. A short corner from Shane Ferguson in the 7th minute teed up Jed Wallace, whose pinpoint cross found Lee Gregory lurking menacingly in the box. The striker promptly dispatched the ball to claim goal number 22 of his eventual 27 goal season tally.

And fellow striker Steve Morison got in on the act just seven minutes later. Latching onto a long forward ball, the Millwall hitman unleashed a clinical low drive that gave Lawrence Vigouroux in the Swindon goal no chance.

Swindon eventually managed to claw their way into the game and began to apply pressure to the Millwall defence, but it wasn't until the 63rd minute that The Robins fans were given something to cheer about. Carlos Edwards was penalised for a foul in the box on Bradley Barry and Nicky Ajose fired the resulting spot-kick into the top corner.

For the rest of the game The Lions circled their wagons and looked to have held on for three points. Unfortunately, no-one in the Swindon squad had read the script and in the 94th minute of the game midfielder Michael Doughty latched onto a cross from Barry and The Lions saw victory evaporate with seconds to spare.

Following on from their excellent 3-1 win against Charlton, Lions boss Neil Harris will be hoping for another three point haul against their Wiltshire visitors without any last-minute dramas to spoil the celebrations.

The Lions are 8/11 with Sky Bet to win the game, with Swindon 18/5 and a draw 14/5. 

Aiden O'Brien hit The Lions' opening goal against Charlton last time out and, like top scorer Steve Morison, is 4/1 to score first or last against The Robins. Perhaps you think that Shaun Hutchinson could bag his first Millwall goal - 33/1 says that he will get on the scoresheet first or last.

Don't forget that tickets are on general sale up until kick-off, but if you are unable to get to The Den on Monday afternoon, all the action from the match will be covered by full commentary on Lions PlayerHD from 2.55pm. Updates are also available on the club's official Twitter account @MillwallFC

Tickets are on general sale for this Category A match. Don't forget that if you are an MSC member and purchase your ticket up until the day before the game you will receive a £3 reduction and if you are a Junior Lion you will receive a £2 reduction on your matchday ticket price.   

To book Family Stand Tickets please call 0844 826 2004 – Option 2. Tickets for the Family Stand are not available online.   

Group Bookings are available for this match. Please call 0844 826 2004 – Option 1.   

Wheelchair/Ambulant Disabled supporters need to call 0844 826 2004 - Option 1 to book tickets.

There are three easy ways to buy tickets:
1. Online at www.millwalltickets.com (booking fees apply)
2. By phone on 0844 826 2004- option 2 (calls to this number will cost 5p per minute from your BT landline. Calls from other networks may vary and from mobiles will be considerably more. Booking fees apply)
3. In person/by post at the Millwall Ticket Office  

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