Lions take on Rovers
12/01/19 Reverse order Timestamp format
Hello and welcome to live coverage of Millwall's clash with Blackburn Rovers.
If the Lions win today they will have the same number of points as after the same number of games last season...and be the same number of points off the play-offs.
We're hearing there may be a couple of players back a little early from injury, as Neil Harris faces some tough selection calls.
Here's Harris on some selection calls today:
We’ve got players in form, players who have come into the team and played well, players that have come back from loans and regular football and are going to want to play.
So I’ve got some very tough decisions moving forward. It’s a position that the majority of Championship managers have, we’ve not always had that luxury.
It’s a position I want to be in the second half of the season. We had it last year in the second half of the season. When people are playing well then decisions can be easy. If they’re achieving what their goals are, set by me, then they should continue playing.
Good cause here:
Rovers are bringing a really decent following despite the late kick-off:
Here's Harris in the match programme:
What we did last season was add strength in depth, and we've certainly lacked a bit of that in the first half of the season, in my opinion. The thought process for me is having a competitive squad, but also trying to develop young players.
Moving forward, we have to make sure we have the right amount personnel and competitiveness in the squad, as well as players fighting for their places. We're always very mindful, though, that for our younger players the best way to develop is to get minutes.
And on Alex Pearce:
I was extremely pleased with his contribution to the team. I think everyone would've enjoyed watching him play. He is an old-fashioned centre-half in the mould that we like to recruit, with players like Sean Dyche, Stuart Nethercott and Tony Craig.
MILLWALL TEAM TO PLAY ROVERS: Archer; Romeo, Hutchinson, Cooper, Meredith; J Wallace, Leonard, Tunnicliffe, Ferguson; O’Brien, Elliott.
MILLWALL SUBS: Martin, Williams, Thompson, Gregory, Pearce, Moro, M Wallace.
And the Blackburn side:
Ben Thompson is back on the bench, but no sign of Fred Onyedinma.
Lee Gregory also returns to the match-day squad.
A few surprise results in the Championship today, and Millwall will go above Wigan and Preston with a win.
Reaction coming up.
Bye from here.