Lions take on Owls
17/08/19 Reverse order Timestamp format
Hello and welcome to the build-up and later live updates as Millwall take on Sheffield Wednesday at The Den.
We named our predicted line-up in our preview (http://bit.ly/2KElfWS) but we're also thinking it could potentially be something like this, which would be pretty exciting.
4-4-1-1: Bialkowski; McCarthy, Pearce, Cooper, M Wallace; Mahoney, Thompson, Leonard, Skalak; J Wallace; Bradshaw.
Here's Owls boss Lee Bullen on facing the Den atmosphere today:
It is what it is, you deal with it and we know what we’re going to come up against on that front.
I think the substitutes like warming up on the side of the pitch, there are usually some pretty choice words shouted there, but you expect that.
Big Atdhe [Nuhiu] and Boydy [George Boyd] got plenty last year, but if you’re warming up on the side of the pitch with a ponytail then quite often you’re a target!
They’re supporters that are just desperate for their team to have success, just like our supporters are and they’re quite vociferous in their comments, but it’s all fun and games.
I’m sure I’ll get a little bit as well. They’ve got a reputation for a reason but a lot of it is tongue in cheek. We’ll handle it.
And Wednesday striker Steven Fletcher on The Den:
I have only been down there once. It was a Tuesday night, freezing cold, the pitch wasn’t the best. It wasn’t a good experience.
We have started well, a lot of confidence, so hopefully we can take that into the weekend.
Two international call-ups for the Lions yesterday:
Here's today's match programme:
MILLWALL TEAM TO PLAY SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Bialkowski; Romeo, Pearce, Cooper, M Wallace; J Wallace, Thompson, Williams, Mahoney; O'Brien; Smith.
MILLWALL SUBS: Steele, Hutchinson, Bradshaw, Ferguson, Leonard, Bodvarsson, Skalak.
That's nine changes from midweek, 10 of the same players that started on the opening day against Preston.
Here's the Wednesday side:
All the reaction coming up.
Bye from here.