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Preview | Doncaster Rovers v Millwall

26 February 2016

Read our guide to Saturday's Sky Bet League One fixture

Millwall will look for a sixth straight away win in all competitions when they travel to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday (3pm).

The Lions have beaten Oldham, Chesterfield, Oxford United, Walsall and Rochdale on the road in recent weeks, taking their tally of away victories this season to 12, nine of which have been in the League.

Doncaster, on the other hand, have hit a sticky patch and go into Saturday's encounter with four defeats in their last six games.

Darren Ferguson's side are currently 17th in the League One table, three points above the drop zone and 19 behind Millwall.

What the managers say

Darren Ferguson: "We've got to get out of the habit of losing games and the players are fully aware of that. 

"Millwall are very good at what they do and have two strikers that are in form. It doesn't get any easier and it will be a tough game.

"We need players to take responsibility on Saturday in terms of if they make a mistake, trying to get on the ball and sticking to the game plan."

Much more from Ferguson is available on Rovers PlayerHD.

Neil Harris: "We're looking forward to this one against an experienced manager who has some good players.

"They've had a difficult run so will come out firing and have a right go at us.

"We have to make sure that we are disciplined, aggressive and organised and use the momentum and confidence that we've got at the moment."

Read more from the Millwall boss by clicking here.

Team news

Other than former Lions forward Dany N'Guessan, Ferguson has a fully fit squad to choose from, including another ex-Millwall player in Richard Chaplow, who could be in line to make his 350th career appearance on Saturday.

Millwall boss Harris potentially faces what would be a welcome selection dilemma in midfield with Shaun Williams back from suspension, though the Irishman will also have to prove his fitness in training ahead of the game. Youngster Ben Thompson played alongside Jimmy Abdou in central midfield against Peterborough United and put in a Man of the Match display so could well keep his place at the Keepmoat Stadium.

The likes of Aiden O'Brien and Fred Onyedinma are both waiting in the wings should Harris wish to make changes going forward, as he has done in recent weeks. Academy graduate Jamie Philpot could also be named on the bench following the departure of John Marquis on loan to Northampton.

The game may come to soon for Ed Upson, who is overcoming a hamstring injury, while Shaun Cummings and Tony Craig are definitely sidelined for The Lions.

Head-to-head

Saturday's game will be the 29th meeting between Doncaster and Millwall in all competitions and it is The Lions who have enjoyed the better of this fixture going back through the years with 12 wins to eight for Rovers.

Millwall's recent record against Doncaster makes for impressive reading with four wins from the last six encounters dating back to 2011. The last time Saturday's hosts beat The Lions was in November 2010 when they battled to a 2-1 victory at the Keepmoat Stadium.

The reverse fixture earlier this season ended in a 2-0 win for The Lions, with Steve Morison netting both first-half goals. Watch highlights from that game by clicking here.

Betting

Sky Bet have placed Millwall as 13/10 favourites for the win, while Doncaster are available at odds of 2/1 and the draw 12/5.

Andy Williams and Lee Gregory are joint 5/1 favourites to grab the first goal, while Morison - who scored twice last week - is a tempting 2/1 to find the net at any time.

For these odds and many more, visit Sky Bet.

Coverage

Unable to make it to the Keepmoat Stadium? You can still keep up-to-date with all the action as it happens by tuning in to full match commentary on Lions PlayerHD.

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

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