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The Opposition: Sheffield Wednesday

We take a look at Saturday’s visitors…

16 August 2019

Millwall return to The Den this Saturday (kick-off 3pm), following two positive trips to The Hawthorns to take a League point from West Bromwich Albion and eliminate The Baggies from the Carabao Cup in the past week. Sheffield Wednesday are the visitors to SE16 – no less than Sky Bet Championship leaders, albeit at this early stage of the season.

The Lions have certainly begun the campaign in encouraging fashion, following up a 1-0 win over Preston with a draw and a Cup victory at West Brom. The Owls – under the caretaker charge of former player Lee Bullen – have too enjoyed a fruitful start, topping the Championship as one of just two clubs to come out victorious in their opening two matches. The South Yorkshire outfit have beaten Reading and Barnsley as their season got underway.

Wednesday will look to build on last season’s 12th-place finish, and have brought in players such as Kadeem Harris, Moses Odubajo and Jacob Murphy to strengthen the squad. Making way from Hillsborough include Lucas Joao, George Boyd and Gary Hooper, with senior players such as Keiren Westwood, Liam Palmer and Kieran Lee penning new contracts at the club.

Lee Bullen is currently in his third caretaker spell with the side, having been part of the setup at Hillsborough since 2011. Having played for the club between 2004 and 2008, Bullen has worked alongside – and taken caretaker charge after – coaches Carlos Carvalhal, Jos Luhukay and Steve Bruce.

Millwall have won 14 past meetings with Sheffield Wednesday, with The Owls coming out on top 19 times along with 14 draws. A goalless draw was played out in the clubs’ last contest at The Den back in February last season – The Lions’ last victory over the Yorkshiremen came 12 months previous, Lee Gregory and Steve Morison on the scoresheet in a 2-1 Den success.

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