Lions take on Baggies

13/08/19 Reverse order Timestamp format

  1. we go again.

    It's the second trip to Birmingham in four days and it will be a much-changed Lions side from the 1-1 Championship draw on Saturday.

    Here's what we're predicting the starting XI to be:

    Steele; McCarthy, Hutchinson, Cooper, Ferguson; Skalak, Molumby, Leonard, O'Brien; Bradshaw, Bodvarsson.

  2. We spoke to Jayson Molumby recently.

    Here's a bit extra that didn't go in the paper.

    On making his senior professional debut for Brighton in this competition as an 18-year-old, a 1-0 win over Barnet two years ago:

    It was crazy, I made my debut against Barnet. I did well and played the next one against Bournemouth.

    Shortly after that I did my knee and was out for 15 months, that was difficult as things were just starting for me.

    On his footballing hero when he was a young las in Waterford, Ireland:

    Every young Irish fan when they were growing up, it was Roy Keane 100 per cent.

    When I was younger I actually played as a striker, I scored a few goals. But the higher you go you realise you won’t make it as a striker, I’m not quick enough.

  3. Here's Baggies skipper Chris Brunt on tonight's game, with Slaven Bilic also set to make changes to his first-choice side:

    This game gives a chance for the manager to take a good look at a few of the players that haven’t played yet.

    The lads did well at Nottingham Forest and he stuck with the same team against Millwall, so it’s a chance for some of us to go out and show what we can do.

    And it’s obviously nice to have a home game. Sometimes you get to the cup games at this stage of the season and are hoping they’re not too far away because there are lots of matches coming up.

    After the game on Saturday I said to one of their lads ‘all the best for the season’, and then remembered afterwards that we’re playing them again on Tuesday night!

    It’s a bit weird, but it’s one of those things. We’ve seen plenty of what they’re about on the weekend, and the same for them with us.

    It’s up to us to try and take a few things from the game on Saturday, be a little bit better and try to win the game.

    Obviously we’ve got a decent squad of players now, and only 14 can be involved in a league game so it’s important for the lads that aren’t involved that we do have the opportunity to play competitive games, and staying in the cup is a big part of that.

    Let’s hope we can do that. You just never know, once you’re through to the next round you’re in the lap of the gods with the draw - especially in this competition.

  4. We reckon the Hutch will come in for this man this evening.

    A feeling of déjà vu... 🏟 The Hawthorns 🆚 @WBA 🕒 8pm 🏆 @Carabao_Cup #Millwall 🦁
  5. MILLWALL TEAM TO PLAY WEST BROM: Steele; McCarthy, Hutchinson, M Wallace, Ferguson; Skalak, Molumby, Leonard, O'Brien; Bodvarsson, Bradshaw.

  6. MILLWALL SUBS: Bialkowski, Romeo, Cooper, Williams, Thompson, Mahoney, Smith.

  7. Here is the West Brom side:

  8. Eight changes for Millwall - with debuts for Luke Steele and Jayson Molumby - and nine changes for the Baggies.

  9. Skalak has started on the left for #Millwall, O'Brien on the right.
  10. First touch for Molumby who cuts out a pass. #Millwall
  11. First involvement as well for McCarthy who does well to block Edwards' cross. #Millwall
  12. Chance for Bradshaw from Bodvarsson's flick but he gets his volley wrong and it trickles wide. #Millwall
  13. Austin climbs above Hutch from Furlong's cross but heads over. #Millwall
  14. Diangana's shot came off Steele and looped onto the bar, and Austin was there first to nod in from two yards. #Millwall
  15. It's almost a front four for West Brom and their pace is really troubling #Millwall
  16. Edwards breaks forward now but shoots straight at Steele. As soon as West Brom win it back they are playing it immediately past #Millwall's midfield and then have runners going at the Lions' back four.
  17. Furlong's cross is headed away by Hutch but West Brom get it back in, Fergie falls and handles and the home fans want a penalty, but it's a #Millwall free-kick.
  19. Bradshaw heads home Skalak's free-kick for his first goal for #Millwall.
  20. It's Bradshaw's first goal in 367 days - since he got one in Barnsley's 2-0 win at Bradford last August. #Millwall
  21. West Brom have the ball in the net, the scoreboard reads 2-1, the home fans are celebrating...but the referee is indicating a #Millwall free-kick. Confusion.
  22. #Millwall are playing well now and have another corner...
  23. Pass, pass, pass...from #Millwall before Skalak crosses for Bradshaw but he's crowded out. Molumby looks class.
  24. West Brom break, Furlong crosses but Hutch is there and then Wallace boots the ball up the pitch. #Millwall
  25. Austin turns and shoots but Wallace blocks. #Millwall
  27. Leonard takes it and Furlong heads it behind for another. #Millwall
  28. Skalak takes, it breaks off Wallace and O'Brien is there to scramble it over the line. West Brom 1-2 #Millwall 
  29. Austin off, Pereira on; Edwards off, Krovinovic on for West Brom. #Millwall
  30. Brilliant from Leonard to run from his own half to the end-line and he's fouled. #Millwall
  31. Romeo right-back, McCarthy left-back and Fergie on the right of midfield. #Millwall
  32. Ball fizzed in so dangerously by Furlong and it goes just wide of the far post. #Millwall
  33. #Millwall free-kick wide left...headed away but back in, and Williams has a chance but straight at Bond.
  34. Hutch stayed forward from a free-kick and Fergie tries to find him but the centre-back can't stretch enough to head it back across goal. #Millwall
  35. #Millwall have everyone back within 30 yards of their own goal as they try to hang on.
  36. Pereira works space for a shot but it's over. #Millwall
  37. Brunt takes it but it has curled wide at the back post. #Millwall
  38. Great work from Skalak to get back and clear for a corner. #Millwall
  39. Krovinovic tries to curl one into the top corner but Steele read it and makes the catch. #Millwall
  40. Woah, Ajayi has a great chance five yards out but finds the side-netting. #Millwall
  41. Steele takes it right under his crossbar. #Millwall
  42. West Brom have a free-kick 25 yards out, Brunt will curl it into the box. #Millwall
  43. FT - West Brom 1-2 #Millwall Superb performance from the Lions' second team ;)
  44. All the reaction coming up.

    Bye from here.