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Rowett hints at "changes" and "opportunities"

The boss looks ahead to Friday night...

2 July 2020

Millwall boss Gary Rowett has one eye on the future - but isn't giving up on The Lions' hopes of reaching the top six in the Sky Bet Championship.

Millwall face their third game in six days as they make the short journey to Charlton Athletic on Friday night (kick-off 8.15pm), a run that will force the boss into changing his starting XI for the local derby, which will be shown on Sky Sports.

"I think I'll have to make changes," he told "It's a three-game week, or three games in six days, so I'm going to have to give one or two players an opportunity."

However, the manager is also looking beyond the weekend, and also the remainder of the campaign, with regards to recruitment and more.

"At the moment, whilst winning games are a priority for us - and we'll do everything we can to do that - I've also got to look at some players in some positions and learn crucial things for next season.

"I don't like doing that, but if we keep doing what we're doing and get to the end of the season not learning lessons, then it's going to make recruitment more difficult. So there's half an eye on that, but we're certainly not giving up on the opportunity to see if we can sneak into those top six positions just yet."

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