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2018/19 Sky Bet Championship preview: Lions to face ex-Premier League trio

A look ahead to the new campaign...

6 June 2018

The 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship campaign is nearing - and Millwall will have six new sides to play once the season kicks off on Saturday 4th August.

Joining The Lions in the second tier from League One will be Wigan Athletic, Blackburn Rovers and Play-Off winners Rotherham United, whilst Stoke City, Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion will start life in a lower division following relegation from the Premier League.

Join as we take a look at The Potters, The Swans and The Baggies ahead of the new season...

Stoke City

Stoke City

Stadium: bet365 Stadium

Manager: Gary Rowett

Sat Nav Post Code: ST4 4EG

Nearest Train Station: Stoke

Last Meeting: Stoke City 2-0 Millwall - FA Cup Third Round - 5th January 2007

Marvin Elliott's own-goal and ex-Lion Ricardo Fuller's late strike dumped Millwall out of the FA Cup at the Third Round stage the last time the two teams met. You have to go as far back as February 2006 for the last League fixture, with The Potters winning 2-1. Stoke have won five straight matches against Millwall, with The Lions' last victory coming in April 2003, as Neil Harris, Andy Roberts and David Livermore were on target in a 3-1 win at The Den.

Swansea City

Swansea City

Stadium: Liberty Stadium

Manager: N/A

Sat Nav Post Code: SA1 2FA

Nearest Train Station: Swansea

Last Meeting: Millwall 0-2 Swansea City - Championship - 30th April 2011

Millwall and Swansea City are locked at 18 wins each in 46 previous meetings between the two. The Swans were 2-0 winners at The Den last time out, but The Lions were unbeaten in four against the Welsh prior to that. Swansea are officially without a manager at the moment, but will hope to appoint Ostersund boss Graham Potter early next week ahead of the new campaign.

West Bromwich Albion


West Bromwich Albion

Stadium: The Hawthorns

Manager: Darren Moore

Sat Nav Post Code: B71 4LF

Nearest Train Station: The Hawthorns

Last Meeting: Millwall 1-1 West Bromwich Albion - Division One - 12th April 2004

Darren Moore's caretaker spell in charge of The Baggies at the end of the 2017/18 Premier League campaign was nearly fruitful enough to keep West Brom in the top division, but it was too little, too late, as The Hawthorns outfit slipped to relegation. Danny Dichio was on target the last time the two teams met, whilst Tim Cahill scored the only goal of the game in Millwall's last win - a 1-0 success at The Den in February 2002.


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