Preview: Millwall vs. Peterborough

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CARLOS Edwards may make his first start for Millwall in almost a year as the Lions chase a first home win of the season.

Edwards has been out since suffering a serious knee injury against Nottingham Forest last September.

Joe Martin could also be back in the starting line-up for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash after he returned to full training last week.

That gives boss Neil Harris some welcome options in both full-back positions as he has been forced to field Sid Nelson and Tony Craig there this season.

Shane Ferguson, who has had his loan deal extended until January 9, was also brought in to add options at left-back but has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury.

Harris must decide whether to rest the likes of Fred Onyedinma and Steve Morison. Paris Cowan-Hall has impressed in a couple of substitute appearances, while Aiden O’Brien gave the side some much-needed impetus in attack when he came on for Lee Gregory against Chesterfield.

Peterborough, meanwhile, could give a debut to attacker Chris Forrester after he joined them from League of Ireland side St Patrick’s Athletic last week, particularly with doubts surrounding the future of top scorer Marcus Maddison who has been linked with a move away.

Peterborough have made a similar start to their League One campaign, losing three of their first four matches before showing an improvement to draw with unbeaten Gillingham at the weekend.

They went one better than their hosts in the League Cup though, knocking out Crawley before losing to Charlton in the second round.

Sky Bet match odds:

Millwall 13/10  Draw 12/5  Peterborough 2/1

Probable Millwall team:

Archer; Edwards, Nelson, Craig, Martin; Cowan-Hall, Powell, Williams, Upson; O’Brien, Marquis.

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39 thoughts on “Preview: Millwall vs. Peterborough

  • September 1, 2015 at 12:22
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    I would be happy with the probable line up tonight. Will be great to see Edwards back and hopefully Marquis can bag a goal and push for a first team place!

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    • September 1, 2015 at 12:56
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      @whiteliont: Marquis will have the same problem our other forward's have,that is the mid-field do not play the ball to them early enough,it's 2 touche's when 1 would do 3 when 2 would be ok and so on,when our forward's do recieve the ball the oppo's have time to get back into shape.
      Have you noticed how many time's other team's score from just outside the box,it's because their mid-field move the ball quickly,so when a shot is taken gap's are there for the shot on goal,with us our longer shot's seem to get blocked all the time.
      Our mid-field need's to support {get closer},on sat in the second half jimmy did seem to be supporting more and nearly scored,also one attack with fred was screaming out for jimmy to go on the overlap but he dropped off and fred lost out to 2 defender's.
      As alway's i am prepared to put my money where my mouth is so what do you think of this formation
      goalie
      1 2 3 4 back four

      5 6 holding mid-field main job protect back four

      7 flair mid-field to look for the pass out of defence few
      long balls

      8 9 mid-field to support a loan striker with pace
      10

      the cross in our MF would allow player's like fred and paris to be more attack minded,as it stand's at the moment if fred has to cover his full back an attacking option has gone,with the cross MF the holdind MF can cover the full back and the flair MF can cover the holding MF who has gone to cover the FB then instead of Fred having to run all the way back to cover the FB he only has to run back into mid-field this would mean the MF being More mobile,but less ground to cover.
      Likes= get your coaching badge's and become Mllwall manager.
      Dislike's= Im talking a load of rubbish so sod off.

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      • September 1, 2015 at 13:05
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        @jim1222: I have no problem with any dislikes,but if you do hit the dislike button let's have your idea's on how we should line up,because the one thing i agree with COCO on is 442 is dead,specially when the two forward's play so far apart and dont support each other like our 2 did on sat.

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        • September 1, 2015 at 14:57
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          @jim1222: got to disagree there PP1.442 is certainly not dead IF played right...dont we have two young pacey wingers amd two good strikers..only problem is NH only plays one of the wingers.so if he is marked out of the game it would be prudent to play both..p.s yer mate fordey is playing tonight..FORDEY

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        • September 1, 2015 at 18:20
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          @jim1222: Liked your post's, cannot think of many teams that play 4-4-2, although I do not think it is dead because players dictate system's, NH I think will stick to 4-3-3 the problem is especially at home the full-backs do not push up to make a 5 midfield, the back 4 stick to a rigid line on the edge of the box, which means their wide men are picking the ball up in acres of space running at our full back, drawing a central midfielder to him leaving 2 against 3 in the centre, if the full back was on the half way line he could close him down leaving 3 against 3 in the middle, Pleased to see that Carlos may play tonight because he knows how to close down the wide man, get Martin to do the same, my team, Archer, Carlos, Nelson, Beevers, Martin Midfield Fred, Ben & Jimmy, Moro & AOB up front, youngsters will only improve the more you play them

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          • September 1, 2015 at 18:23
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            @Weller: Greg's or Philpott to make up the eleven

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      • September 1, 2015 at 13:44
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        @jim1222:

        john's biggest problem is that he isn't vey good

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  • September 1, 2015 at 12:37
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    id like to see Webster and Craig get another go together, the two of them were left exposed by the full backs against Barnet.

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