Sky Bet League One preview: Chesterfield vs. Millwall

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MILLWALL are likely to be unchanged for their trip to Chesterfield as they chase three successive Sky Bet League One wins for the first time this season.

Northern Ireland international Shane Ferguson’s current loan deal is set to expire after the game and he could continue at left-back with Joe Martin on the bench.

Jed Wallace will play for the fourth time in his scheduled seven-game spell, while Steve Morison and Lee Gregory will be confident of adding to their combined total of 23 goals this season.

Asked if manager Neil Harris tells his players to ignore the league table, Gregory said: “No, he said before the (Port Vale) game a win would take us to a point off the play-offs. We just need to put a few league wins together to get us firmly in there.

“There’s a long way to go. It’s going to be tight for that last spot if the other five teams do run away with it. You want to be more comfortably in there rather than chasing it and losing games that way.”

After a promising start to the season Chesterfield sacked Dean Saunders in November and appointed Danny Wilson, who led Barnsley to the top flight in 1997, on Christmas Eve.

They defeated Shrewsbury 7-1 in their last game at home before winning 3-2 at Rochdale.

Chesterfield lost 3-1 at Wigan last weekend, Wilson’s first defeat since he officially took charge.

And Wilson expects Saturday’s opponents to be “uncompromising” as he attempts to steer the club away from relegation danger.

“I know a lot about Millwall and I expect a lot from them,” Wilson told Derbyshire Times.

“Millwall are a club where the fans expect commitment, drive and energy from the players.

“They’re always tough and, at times, uncompromising, and they always have players that can make a difference. This season, that’s no different.

“Maybe they’ll be coming to Chesterfield expecting to pick up three points, and we’re ready for that.”

Form guide (Last five league):

Chesterfield: LDWWL

Millwall: LWLWW

Sky Bet odds:

Chesterfield 2/1  Draw 12/5  Millwall 11/8

Probable Millwall team:

4-4-2: Archer; Cummings, Webster, Beevers, Ferguson; Wallace, Abdou, Williams, O’Brien; Morison, Gregory.

Last meeting:

League One August 29, 2015

Millwall 0

Chesterfield 2

O’Shea 17, 90

Millwall: Archer; Cummings (Marquis, 86), Nelson, Beevers, Craig; Onyedinma, Abdou, Powell (Cowan-Hall, 76), Thompson; Gregory (O'Brien, 46), Morison.

Chesterfield: Lee; O'Neil, Hird, Evatt, Jones; Morsy, Gardner (Raglan, 87), Martínez; Ariyibi (Dieseruvwe, 72), Ebanks-Blake (Gnanduillet, 72), O'Shea.