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"It's going to be tough," says assistant boss Dave Livermore

1 January 2017

Lions No.2 looks ahead to AFC Wimbledon clash

Millwall may have won three successive games going into Monday's derby at AFC Wimbledon, but assistant boss Dave Livermore is under no illusions about the task facing The Lions at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.

The Dons, Play-Off winners last season, have already shown their mettle having left The Den with a 0-0 draw when the two teams last met in November.

And Livers is expecting another tough test in the Bank Holiday Monday clash against a team smarting from Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Bristol Rovers.

Speaking to millwallfc.co.uk he said: "We've had a good Christmas period but Wimbledon gave us a tough game at The Den so we're expecting the same at their place.

"We will have to assess the squad, see who's fit and available to go again and whether we need to bring some fresh legs into the team.

"We'll go there in good heart. Having the experienced lads fit and back in the team has been important for us, and with the opportunity to bring in new faces in the transfer window we can make the competition for places even greater.

"Going into the New Year we feel we should be higher up the table than we are currently, but we have plenty of time to push on into the top six and hopefully put together the sort of run we enjoyed in the second half of last season."

Millwall have no fresh injury concerns ahead of Monday's game and will be thankful for the extra rest period, unlike Neal Ardley's side, who were in action at Bristol Rovers yesterday.

Boss Ardley welcomes back former Lions striker Lyle Taylor for Monday's match, having completed a one-game suspension.

Sky Bet have The Lions as 11/8 favourites to win on the road tomorrow with Dons 15/8 and the draw 12/5.

Lee Gregory, who has bagged three goals in the last two games, is 9/2 to score first or last whilst Fred Onyedinma, who bagged a career best fifth goal of the season for Millwall against Gillingham, is 17/2 to be the first or last name on the score-sheet.

If you don't have a ticket for Monday's game at the Cherry Red Records Stadium or Beamback at The Den, you can still listen to full commentary on Lions PlayerHD here or follow updates on Twitter at @MillwallFC

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