Preview: Luton Town vs. Millwall

© Edmund Boyden
© Edmund Boyden

MILLWALL will be without the services of Martyn Woolford and Benik Afobe when they travel to Kenilworth Road for their FA Cup fifth round tie against Luton Town.

Woolford and Afobe are cup-tied having represented Bristol City and Bolton respectively in previous rounds of the competition and subsequently are ineligible for Saturday's televised clash.

Winger Liam Feeney and striker Andy Keogh are expected to return to the first-team in place of the cup-tied duo.



Otherwise manager Kenny Jackett has no new injury worries as the Lions attempt to progress to the quarter finals for the first time since their memorable run to the final in 2004.

Jackett may decide to rest captain Danny Shittu after a run of successive games and call up Karleigh Osborne to the side after he impressed against Aston Villa in the fourth round.

The Millwall boss has also hinted at a possible return to the squad for attacker Danny N’Guessan amidst speculation that Charlton are interested in re-signing him on loan.



The trip to Luton comes too soon for winger Chris Taylor (knee) and loanee Nathan Tyson (ankle), however the duo are expected to return to first-team affairs shortly.

Luton are hopeful that new signing Wayne Thomas will be eligible to play, although the Hatters are still awaiting international clearance after his move from Greek Superleague side Veria.

Thomas’s availability would be timely with full-back Lathaniel Rowe-Turner suspended after his sending-off against Barrow a fortnight ago and defender Steve McNulty cup-tied.

Manager Paul Buckle is, however, boosted by the return of midfielder Alex Lawless, who has served a one-match suspension after his sending off against Forest Green last weekend.

2 thoughts on “Preview: Luton Town vs. Millwall

  • February 15, 2013 at 19:37
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    Rest Shittu...no way he's got to play he's our driving force. We have to play our strongest team ....we need the money come on KJ get it right.

    Play N'Guessan ....I give up send him to Charlton.....please

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  • February 15, 2013 at 21:42
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    I think Shittu's presence on the pitch would be missed, especially if as their manager suggests they are looking to come out with that extra bit of fight. Either way though I think its just a matter of us keeping focussed and seeing the game out to a cosy 2 or 3 nill win. COYL.

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