Sky Bet League One preview: Rochdale vs. Millwall

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MAHLON Romeo should keep his place at right-back for Millwall after impressing on his debut against Walsall last weekend.

Mark Beevers is serving the second game of his two-game ban for his sending-off against Oxford, meaning Sid Nelson should continue his partnership with Byron Webster in the centre of defence.

Carlos Edwards is back in training but hasn’t played any competitive football since the 2-1 defeat to Barnsley on January 2.

Shaun Cummings missed the 3-0 win over the Saddlers but boss Neil Harris should otherwise have a full squad to choose from.

Aiden O’Brien could again be on the bench after Ed Upson impressed on the left side of midfield at the Bescot Stadium.

Harris says another striker, John Marquis, is waiting for his chance to make an impact in the first team after four substitute appearances since his return from a loan spell at Leyton Orient.

“John’s part of the group, he’s played some U21 minutes since he came back from Leyton Orient and has been in every matchday squad,” Harris explained.

“At the moment he’s got Steve Morison and Lee Gregory in front of him playing really well and being a real handful as a pairing.

“John’s got to be patient. In the games we’ve won he’s come on and made a real contribution. He’s biding his time waiting for his opportunity to come and as ever it’s down to the players to make sure they’re fit and focussed to take that opportunity.”

Rochdale’s recent form, meanwhile, has been confounding. They have lost three of their last five league games but their two wins were against League One’s current top two sides, Burton and Walsall.

Dale manager Keith Hill will be without Donal McDermott and Scott Tanser for this weekend’s clash, while Callum Camps is also a doubt.

Millwall record against Rochdale:

Played 9

Won 5 Drawn 2 Lost 2

Form guide (Last five league):

Rochdale: WLLWL

Millwall: WWWDW

Sky Bet odds:

Rochdale 2/1  Draw 9/4  Millwall 7/5

Probable Millwall team:

4-4-2: Archer; Romeo, Nelson, Webster, Ferguson; Wallace, Abdou, Williams, Upson; Morison, Gregory.

Last meeting:                                                                                      

League One, September 26, 2015

Millwall: Archer; Edwards, Webster, Beevers, Craig; Onyedinma (Upson, 61), Abdou, Williams, Ferguson (L Martin, 80); Morison, O'Brien (Marquis, 76).

Rochdale: Lillis; Cannon, Lancashire, McNulty, Kennedy; Rose (McDermott, 69), Vincenti, Lund, Allen, Bunney (Andrew, 46); Henderson (Alessandra, 68).

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