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Preview | Millwall v Aston Villa

Lions looking to roar at The Den...

5 October 2018

Millwall return to The Den on Saturday afternoon as they take on Aston Villa in their final Sky Bet Championship match before the second international break of the season (kick-off 3pm).

The Lions return south on a high after coming from 2-0 behind to draw with Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night and now take on a Villa side with Kevin MacDonald in caretaker charge following the sacking of Steve Bruce.

Neil Harris has somewhat of a positive selection headache for the clash, with names such as Tom Elliott, Shane Ferguson and Murray Wallace impressing at the City Ground - they will battle with the likes of Steve Morison, Jed Wallace - back from suspension - and Byron Webster for starting berths, whilst Tom Bradshaw will also be pushing for a start after finding the net, albeit from a disallowed header, against Forest.

Shaun Hutchinson remains the only absentee through injury.

Millwall's Family Fun Zone will be open for business on Saturday! From 1-2pm, supporters of all ages from both sides can experience FREE fun in the Lions Centre. Click here for more details.

It's also Halloween in Zampa's Family Stand! The first 20 Junior Lions arriving in costume will be chosen to take part in the Guard of Honour, which welcomes the players on to the pitch as they emerge from the tunnel. Click here to find out more.

Lions supporter Ayse Smith will also be collecting sleeping bags for the homeless in addition to hosting a cake sale for Macmillan Cancer Support, which you can find out more about here.

A DJ will be playing tunes by the SE16 Bar from 1.30pm, whilst Saturday's matchday programme, commemorating 25 years at The Den, sees Byron Webster adorn the front, with a feature-length interview with the defender inside.

The 1998/9 campaign comes into focus, too, as we speak to former captain Stuart Nethercott about his time at The Den and the season that saw The Lions reach a Wembley Final against Wigan Athletic in the Auto Windscreens Shield.

A large crowd is expected at The Den this weekend, but tickets remain on general sale right up until kick-off. Full details can be found here.

If you cannot make the game, however, full match commentary will be available on iFollow Millwall from around 2.50pm, whilst international subscribers can watch all the action from SE16 on iFollow. Click here for more details.


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