Preview: Millwall vs. Blackburn Rovers

© Keith Gillard
© Keith Gillard

MILLWALL will make a late decision on the fitness of striker Rob Hulse ahead of their FA Cup quarter-final against Blackburn Rovers on Sunday.

Hulse has been sidelined with a stomach injury since the Lions' 2-1 victory over Middlesbrough last month but rejoined training this week and will be given every opportunity to prove his fitness.

But boss Kenny Jackett has been rocked by the news that winger James Henry and Arsenal loanee Benik Afobe will miss the remainder of the season with serious knee injuries.

Winger Martyn Woolford is cup-tied having played for Bristol City in previous rounds but frontman John Marquis is expected to recover from a shoulder injury sustained against Wolves in midweek.

Liam Feeney and Danny N'Guessan are the most likely candidates to deputise on the left-hand side in Woolford's absence, while Andy Keogh and Nathan Tyson could start up front.

Blackburn are expected to hand striker Leon Best his first start of the season after the 26-year-old made his debut for the club as a substitute against Bolton on Tuesday.

QPR loanee DJ Campbell is cup-tied but Danny Murphy and David Bentley will be hoping to return to the midfield for the trip to The Den.

Loanees Cameron Stewart and David Jones are cup-tied although Joshua King (hamstring) and David Dunn (calf) resumed training last week and could feature.

12 thoughts on “Preview: Millwall vs. Blackburn Rovers

  • March 9, 2013 at 20:57
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    Well, first of all I see that Leicester dropped more points today so again, 'Up Yours Wood'!!.
    Also see that Morison scored two today to put a sad sunday on palace supporters-what a shame.
    I'm also now seeing that as Wigan won at Everton today, that IF we win tomorrow and avoid Wigan in the semis and actually make the final, then irrespective of the result we would qualify for the Europa league next season. Lets hope hope it's as a Championship team.
    So, perchance to dream. Of FA Cup glory. Of Championship football next season.
    It's a wonderful life----Yes ??

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    • March 9, 2013 at 21:57
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      Yes, it is. I've also noticed that not only has Wood failed to score again but so has Kane and apparently, the Leicester fans are realising that Pearson is not a good manager or should I say they are realising he's a s*** manager. Can't wait for Wood and co to come down to the Den next season.
      Not too sure about all the statistics being bound about how many teams have gone down with the amount of points that we have etc but I do think I would rather have the points that the anoraks have got rather than the games in hand that we have got.
      Please Millwall, give it a go tomorrow and lift all our spirits!

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    • March 9, 2013 at 23:26
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      Win tomorrow and pull Wigan out the hat, as I think we have unfinished business with em. Auto windscreens and that poxy night up at their place in the play offs, worst journey home I've ever had. Real you don't have to wait till next season mate we've got leicester in a couple weeks, if you can't make it it's the box. Come on wall 3-1 tomorrow boys.

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      • March 10, 2013 at 20:29
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        I didn't realise we were on the tele (again). Thanks for letting me know but I still want to see Wood and co down the Den and give him and Pearson some stick!

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  • March 10, 2013 at 00:07
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    in a training game against the u18s on saturday morning, the team was forde dunne shittu beevers lowry J.Smith Trotter Taylor Keogh Hulse N'Guessan in a 433 formation, apparently that is going to be the team today! Makes no sense to me, hoping its not true!!

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  • March 10, 2013 at 00:25
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    If it wasn't for Wood's goals this season we'd be in even more trouble than we are, and Harry Kane played a big part in our revival last season.

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  • March 10, 2013 at 03:43
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    Come on Wall! With our run of disappointing form, I think winning this will lift the heads of some of our players and hopefully improve our performances in the LEAGUE!!!

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  • March 10, 2013 at 10:26
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    We are now down to 17th and the games in hand count for nothing unless we win them. No good having a good cup run if we get relegated. This is a crazy topsy turvey division this season and it is impossible to forecast some of the results. Most of the top teams have gone through and have lost to the bottom clubs. Middlesborough losing to Bristol City yesteday was a typical example.

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  • March 10, 2013 at 10:28
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    Left out "most of the top teams have gone through bad runs" in my previous comment. Sorry about that!

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  • March 10, 2013 at 13:43
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    Whenever we play anything but 4-4-2 we lose

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