Preview: Millwall vs. Rochdale

© Charlie Compitus
© Charlie Compitus

MILLWALL will assess defenders Byron Webster and Sid Nelson ahead of Saturday's game with Rochadale.

Saturday's fixture between the two sides will be the first competitive meeting in 50 years and there could be some concern for Harris in the centre of his defence should the pair be unable to play.

Sid Nelson is still recovering from the knock to the ribs he suffered against Crewe, whilst Webster took a blow to the ankle in the final seconds of last weekend's defeat to Southend.

Winger Paris Cowan-Hall is out, however, after he picked up a groin injury in the Elite Development Squad's 4-1 win over Coventry on Monday as his luckless run continues.

Shaun Cummings, who has been out with a hamstring injury has resumed training, but this weekend is a week too early for the defender.

Rochdale boss Keith Hill is keeping team selection discreet as he wasn't forward in offering possible ins-and-outs of his squad ahead of the weekend.

Hill did say, however: "The old Den was intimidating as a player. I played there a couple of times and was a substitute there. You can imagine it; the crowd were on top of it and it was a real task. I don't think anyone wanted to be sub! It was a great place to play though.

"There's no intimidation in these new stadiums; the only intimidation is the opposition as a team really.

"It's a super stadium, but I don't think in these new stadiums that the crowd can generate the type of intimidation that you would get at the old ground."

Sky Bet match odds:

Millwall 6/4 Draw 23/10 Chesterfield 7/4

Probably Milwall team:

4-4-2: Archer; Edwards, Nelson, Beevers, Craig; Onyedinma, Abdou, Williams, Upson; O'Brien, Morison.

Referee:

James Adcock

Staff

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13 thoughts on “Preview: Millwall vs. Rochdale

  • September 25, 2015 at 16:39
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    I used to love those Telford cake and sydney pies they used to sell long time ago at the Den proper.
    The stuff they sell now over priced and not as nice.

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    • September 25, 2015 at 17:47
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      @john H: lovely very tasty. I think Telfers were taken over by Peter's pies

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      • September 26, 2015 at 08:00
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        @scottwall: l can remember his call 1st devision peanuts when we were in div 2 or lower !!!!!!!!!! Oh happy days C O Y L

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      • September 26, 2015 at 10:58
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        @scottwall: was it Percy Dalton peanuts? I can picture the guy that sold the peanuts looked like he'd lived a bit he used to sell them at the dog track as well.

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        • September 26, 2015 at 22:30
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          @john H: cant remember.in the end they wouldnt let him in ground and had to sell em through gap in gates.think he had great big moustache?

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  • September 25, 2015 at 16:55
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    Chesterfield are 7/4. And there's me thinking we're playing rochdale..bit of a ricket there son

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  • September 25, 2015 at 16:59
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    4-3-3 Archer; Edwards, Nelson, Beevers, Joe Martin; Thompson, Abdou, Williams, Pavey; O'Brien, Morison.

    subs: Forde,Lee Martin,Cummings, Powell, Fred, Gregory and Webster.

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  • September 25, 2015 at 17:08
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    Don't play craig give joe ago and don't play Upson on the wing he not a winger come on bomber pls say that is not the line up COYL 2-0 wall

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  • September 25, 2015 at 17:14
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    @I fear No Foe:

    Agree with you, Give Joe Martin a chance to play full 90 minutes and score a goal at least.

    Upson to subs bench then deal is done.

    COYL GIVE THEM DALES A KICK IN THE ASS 3-0 MIIIIIIILL

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  • September 25, 2015 at 18:29
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    We should try and get Wilson on loan from man u u never no he might say yes try your luck NH AND JB AND AA COYL

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  • September 26, 2015 at 12:03
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    Forde, Edwards, Nelson, Beevers, Martin, Abdou, Williams, Thompson, Morison, Pavey, O'brien.

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  • September 26, 2015 at 15:53
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    Suprice goals by Williams and Abdou..

    another might be from Onyedinma or Ferguson second half

    COYL ROAR THEM DALES AWAY

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