Lions take on Hatters
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Hello and welcome to coverage and later live updates as Millwall take on Luton Town.
The Lions are looking for a first win in seven league games. Luton, meanwhile, defeated Blackburn Rovers 2-1 away on Saturday.
Former Lions midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe faces Millwall.
His manager Graeme Jones said:
He’s been a very good signing, really, really happy with him. He has had to change positions, he has had to show his game intelligence and understanding, which is far better than I ever give him credit for.
So I really like where he is. There’s a message for Ryan, he doesn’t have to show any emotion in this game, he has to go about his business in the same way he has done for the previous games and he will be absolutely fine.
We spoke to Bart Bialkowski this week. Longer interview in Southwark News this Thursday.
Here he discusses Huddersfield and the Luton game.
We have a great chance Tuesday to get three points and hopefully that’s the start of a good run.
[At Huddersfield] the first half we played really well and should have scored a couple more goals, but we got the response after being 1-0 down. The second half we knew they would come at us because they had to, they didn’t have a good start to the season.
They’re going to get better, they’ve got decent players, they’ve just been relegated from the Premier League.
The next international break is after Leeds on Saturday.
We work first and foremost during the day and I belief even days off are working time. Rest is equally as important as training so I try to take the time to recover from training and games.
Luton boss Graeme Jones had a trial at Millwall but it didn't work out.
He went on to play for Wigan and scored twice at The Den.
Here he is on Neil Harris:
We've come up against each other, I really like Neil, what he stands for and what he's done at the club.
No matter what you do, through good times and bad, you've got to be yourself. That's all you're remembered for in the end. And Neil Harris has done that.
The Neil Harris on the sidelines is calmer than the Neil Harris I remember on the pitch - but I see the same ferocity. His competitiveness. He understands the culture at Millwall.
And on his link with Millwall and how it played a part in forming him:
I was scouted by Millwall and came down for a trial, but it was too much for me.
It was the 80s, I was 16 and living in New Cross Gate, 15 minutes from the Old Den. I was on £27 a week and went round delivering leaflets in Peckham and Bermondsey to earn an extra £5. Some of the places I went, I don't how I'm alive today!
There was Teddy Sheringham, Terry Hurlock, Tony Cascarino, some great players - they changed the face of Millwall in that era. There was a togetherness and a mentality that I've still never seen in the game since.
I failed at Millwall, but I dug in and that was the background I needed. I was a little bit immature, but as a picture of what professional football looked like, I got it clearly. I came back at 23 after a spell in non-league and looked after myself on the pitch - Millwall made me sure of that.
Those quotes below are from an interview with Sky Sports. Link to full piece here - https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11096/11813702/luton-boss-graeme-jones-how-i-learnt-from-early-failure
Millwall: Bialkowski, Romeo, Hutchinson, Cooper, M.Wallace, J.Wallace, Molumby, Leonard. Mahoney, Bradshaw, Smith.
Subs: Steele, McCarthy, Pearce, Williams. Thompson, O'Brien, Bodvarsson.
Luton Town: Sluga, Potts, Tunnicliffe, Bradley, Pearson, Cornick, Mpanzu, Collins, Brown, Bree, Butterfield.
Subs: Shea, McManaman, Berry, Lee, Bolton, LuaLua, Jones.
That's it from here.
Reaction coming up.