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Preview | Millwall v Newport County

Emirates FA Cup trail begins...

3 January 2020

Millwall welcome Newport County to The Den in the Third Round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 12.31pm).

The Lions head into the meeting with the Sky Bet League Two side in good form, having lost just one of their last 10 matches and with two consecutive wins in SE16 to their name over Brentford and Luton Town.

They face, however, a Newport side prone to springing a Cup shock. A former Lion is likely to be on show between the sticks for The Exiles - in their first-ever visit to The 'new' Den - in Tom King, whilst current Lions loanee Danny McNamara is ineligible.

For Gary Rowett, rotation may be the name of the game, with the likes of Jason McCarthy, Billy Mitchell, Connor Mahoney, Jiri Skalak and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson pushing for starts. The manager has suggested that key figures may be rested this weekend.

Tickets will be on sale up until kick-off for Saturday's Cup-tie, but if you are unable to make it to The Den, then full match commentary will be available on iFollow Millwall, with coverage beginning at around 12.20pm. Video coverage of the weekend's match will be unavailable to both UK and international subscribers on iFollow.

The kick-off time for the tie will be delayed by one minute as part of The FA's 'Heads Up' campaign, looking at tackling mental health. Click here for more details.

A 32-page programme will be on sale around the ground for just £2 prior to kick-off, and there will be no Family Fun Zone.

For pre-match reading, Matt Smith, Mahoney and Rowett have all spoken to millwallfc.co.uk since the victory over The Hatters - click the relevant links to read what they had to say.


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