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"Breaking down Bolton will be tough," says Livermore

18 October 2016

Millwall assistant boss looks ahead to tonight's Den clash

Recording back to back League wins will present a sizeable task for Millwall, not least because Bolton travel with a team of "towering talent" according to Lions assistant boss David Livermore.

The summer arrival of 6'4" striker Sammy Ameobi from Newcastle and former Den defender Mark Beevers has given Wanderers a much greater physical presence and Livermore has highlighted the height advantage as a key area of tonight's game.

"It's going to present a huge test for us," Livers told millwallfc.co.uk.

"They are a big side so we know that set-pieces will be crucial at both ends of the pitch, in defence and when we are looking to score."

The match will double as a reunion of sorts, with Mark Beevers among four former Lions returning to The Den with Bolton. Both camps admitted during the week that their return will "add spice" to the match.

"It will be nice to see some familiar faces from the past," Livers added. "Bolton have come down from the division above, they are in third position in the League and have a fantastic squad with manager Phil Parkinson at the helm. He knows how to get teams out of this level."

Neil Harris is expected to keep the same squad that defeated Northampton Town 3-1 at Sixfields Stadium on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Bolton may be forced to make a change to the starting XI that swept aside Oldham on Saturday, with midfielder Tom Thorpe struggling with a virus.

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