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Preview | Millwall v Sunderland

A snowy Saturday in store at The Den...

3 March 2018

Millwall return to The Den on Saturday afternoon as they take on Sunderland in the Sky Bet Championship (kick-off 3pm).

Following on from last Saturday's 1-0 victory at Burton Albion, The Lions take their eight-game unbeaten run into the visit of The Black Cats, who themselves need the points in an attempt to stave off back-to-back relegations.

Millwall boss Neil Harris can call upon the same squad for the fourth game running, with Aiden O'Brien back in training ahead of a potential return in due course.

The two clubs will meet for the 38th time this weekend, with The Lions looking to go within one of the all-time score; Sunderland have won 15 times to Millwall's 13.

The last meeting - the first between both for 13 years - saw George Saville net two free-kicks in a 2-2 draw at the Stadium of Light. Ex-Lion Lewis Grabban gave The Mackems the lead, but Saville turned the game on its head in the space of four minutes. Adam Matthews' freak second-half strike, however, secured a share of the spoils.

The last time the two did battle in SE16, current assistant manager David Livermore was on target in a televised 2-0 victory - Dennis Wise scored the other goal from the penalty spot.

Saturday's game is set to go ahead, with the club advising supporters to check their journey before they travel due to this week's adverse weather.

Please be aware of train delays and cancellations, icy roads and slippery footpaths on your way to The Den. Should there be any change in circumstances, please check the official website and the club's social media channels for further announcements.

Prior to kick-off, a bucket collection will take place for Millwall Lionesses around the ground, so dig deep and support Lee Burch's side, who are currently over one year unbeaten in the League!

Zampa's Family Fun Zone also returns this Saturday! Between 1-2pm in the Lions Centre, Millwall Community Trust, families from both Millwall and Sunderland can enjoy FREE activities, such as a Bouncy Castle, Badge Making, Table Tennis and Arts & Crafts, whilst MCT staff will be delivering a mini skills session.

Fred Onyedinma features on the front of this weekend's matchday programme, which includes an interview with the attacker, plus all the usual stats, facts and chats inside. Pick a copy up around the ground for just £3.

Should you be unable to make it to The Den this weekend - or should you not wish to brave the 'Beast from the East'! - then full match commentary will be available on iFollow Millwall from around 2.50pm. International subscribers can watch all the action from SE16 on iFollow. Click here for more details.


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