LIAM Trotter has dismissed suggestions that Millwall are favourites heading into their FA Cup fourth round tie against Aston Villa on Friday night.
Villa have struggled under new manager Paul Lambert this season and travel to The Den still reeling from the shock of their Capital One Cup defeat to Bradford City.
But Trotter believes Villa will provide a stern test for the Lion – even if they put out their reserves. He told NewsAtDen: "I don't think you can say we are favourites, but we like being the underdog.
"Even if they play their second team, that will probably still involve Darren Bent, who is a great player and has played regularly for England in the past.
"Villa are a Premier League team and, at the end of the day, they've got players who are earning tens of thousands of pounds and were bought for millions over the years.
"But it's a good opportunity for us. Villa are struggling in the Premier League, they have got a young side and this is an intimidating place to come – especially if we get a lot of fans, which I hope we will.
"It should be a very good game – an entertaining game – and we have just got to make sure that we start better than we did against Burnley and then we can get at them and cause an upset."