Preview: Middlesbrough vs. Millwall

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DIEGO Fabbrini is a doubt for Millwall's daunting trip to promotion-chasing Middlesbrough tonight.

Fabbrini was taken off against Rotherham with what appeared to be a muscle strain and boss Ian Holloway was unsure after the game if the Italian would feature at the Riverside.

The Lions are hoping to have Gary Taylor-Fletcher available after he suffered a nasty cut to his head at the New York Stadium.

None of the players with medium-term injuries – Lee Martin (foot), Stefan Maierhofer (quad) and Shaun Cummings (thigh) – are likely to be involved.

Carlos Edwards (knee) will not play again this season but Nicky Bailey is edging closer to a return from a persistent calf problem.

Middlesbrough will be able to call upon Jelle Vossen – their hat-trick hero at The Den in December – after a spell on the sidelines with concussion.

But Daniel Ayala (thigh), Damia Abella (knee) and Rhys Williams (Achilles) will miss out.

Staff

(@NewsAtDen)

75 thoughts on “Preview: Middlesbrough vs. Millwall

  • March 3, 2015 at 11:09
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    I fear the worse tonight, but you never know!!!! If we lose badly, then surely IH will go, or will they wait for another disaster Saturday before he falls on his sword.

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    • March 3, 2015 at 11:12
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      @beedoscores: Don't want to ruin your day but even if it's a cricket score tonight and on Saturday, Holloway is going nowhere. Even the Millwall board wouldn't have a change of heart at this stage. As for tonight, well stranger things have happened...

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      • March 3, 2015 at 11:35
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        @NICKOLA: I agree Nickola, what ever happens from here till the end of the season we will have Holloway at our realm , the worrying thought for me is when we go down & there is every chance he'll continue with us in league 1. As for tonight wouldn't surprise me if we get a shock result up there

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        • March 3, 2015 at 11:48
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          @Jingles: I'm not so sure. The board haven't acted up to now because discontent hasn't been very vocal at home. But as soon as the crowd really turn on Holloway, Berylson and the board will drop him like a stone. Far better Millwall managers, including Rioch, Docherty and McGhee have been sacked once the crowd has turned on them after bad runs.

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      • March 3, 2015 at 11:52
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        @NICKOLA: Keep dreaming Nick.LOL

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    • March 3, 2015 at 11:34
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      @beedoscores: As Nikola said, the score doesn't matter. I think the next two games will see us concede at least 7 and maybe score 1. If they was going to get rid of him they would have done it back in November when the writing was well and truly on the wall in great big permanent marker. Unfortunately though he remains at the helm. I think he'll go once we're relegated to be honest. A sad and sorry state of affairs. Does anyone remember when the Den used to be a scary place to come, a tough place where teams would park the bus so to speak and try not to lose. These days though every team must come to us licking their lips ready for a party atmosphere on the coach home as 3 points is virtually guaranteed. I worry about Saturday.

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  • March 3, 2015 at 11:18
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    Still no good news yet. Tonights score 4-0

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