Appleton insists Millwall are favourites to win quarter-final

© Kieran Galvin
© Kieran Galvin

BLACKBURN Rovers boss Michael Appleton believes home advantage gives Millwall a slight upper hand heading into Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final.

The Championship's two most out-of-form sides will meet at The Den in the last eight with a semi-final place at Wembley on offer to the victors.

But having been handed an away draw, Appleton says Rovers, who have struggled to find their feet since their relegation from the Premier League, have nothing to lose against the Lions.

"It is all to play for, it is going to be tough to call," he said "Millwall will go into the game as favourites being the home team as well as us having a host of players cup-tied and out.

"I think this is an opportunity to put the league to bed for a few days. We've got a great opportunity to go and play at Wembley, it has been a while since the football club did that.

"So I am sure the players will grasp that, they've got an opportunity to do something special. We've had a lot of games recently but they haven't gone our way for one reason or another.

"So there are so many good things that could come out of the game. You just don't know, maybe it is someone's opportunity to be a hero."



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