Preview: Millwall vs. Blackburn Rovers

© John Kirkpatrick
© John Kirkpatrick

MILLWALL and Blackburn Rovers are without several key players ahead of their crucial Championship clash at The Den on Tuesday evening.

Lions winger Chris Taylor has been ruled out for the rest of the season after a scan confirmed that he would need a minimum of three weeks to recover from a groin injury.

Sean St Ledger (ankle) and Liam Trotter (knee) are both unlikely to be involved although boss Kenny Jackett is hopeful the duo may return before the season’s conclusion.



Shane Lowry, meanwhile, serves the second of a three-match ban. Jackett may recall right-back Alan Dunne and move Adam Smith to left-back after the Lions' defeat to Huddersfield Town.

Frontman Rob Hulse and Crystal Palace loanee Jermaine Easter could both start as Millwall seek to remedy their poor form in front of goal, knowing that victory would confirm Championship safety.

Josh Wright has also been tipped to return to the centre of midfield.



Blackburn are bolstered by the return of defender Grant Hanley and attacker Colin Kazim-Richards, but their squad has been decimated by injuries.

Defenders Gael Givet (hamstring) and Jason Lowe (hamstring) are both 50-50 to be involved, while Tottenham loanee David Bentley (knee) looks set to miss out.

Jake Kean (knee), Paul Robinson (lung), Adam Henley (hamstring), Martin Olsson (ankle), Leon Best (suspension), Dickson Etuhu (knee) and DJ Campbell (foot) are all unavailable.

17 thoughts on “Preview: Millwall vs. Blackburn Rovers

  • April 23, 2013 at 12:12
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    If we play like we did in the FA cup match against them at the den we'll get the 3 points easy! COYL!

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  • April 23, 2013 at 12:14
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    If it was being televised I would agree but it's not, so who knows which 'wall team will turn up.

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  • April 23, 2013 at 12:54
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    And we think we have it bad. F*** me if blackburns injury list can't pick our players up then nothing will. Come on wall they're there for the taking, wont get a better chance of the three points we need.

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  • April 23, 2013 at 13:27
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    Got 0-0 written all over it Luke.

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    • April 23, 2013 at 13:47
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      Not so sure nick, but that will leave us needing a point which IMO will give the players false hope against Forrest on Saturday.
      I think we'll be set up correctly and we'll see at least a good attitude from the players, calm and professional will do. If we pull it off then you'll see a huge relief on the players after the game and that will tell me all I need to know about them.

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  • April 23, 2013 at 13:41
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    The one person who had any sort of threat to us in the FA cup is suspended so should be a good night for us

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  • April 23, 2013 at 14:28
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    We obviously want to win tonight, but the way things are going 0-0 wouldn't be the end of the world. It'd leave the three teams currently on 51 points needing to win both their remaining games to go above us - and we've still got another three games to play ourselves.

    I know it seems pretty bleak at the moment - what with our our current form, injuries and the fall-out from Wembley, but I honestly think we should have enough to stay up this season.

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  • April 23, 2013 at 17:41
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    We are basically safe, as long as we get a point that'll do. If we can't win tonight we might Aswell call it a day though because the team they're going to put out will be terrible. Would love to see them get relegated.

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  • April 23, 2013 at 18:33
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    COYL 2.0 treat us to win

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  • April 23, 2013 at 19:30
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    Malone has made the bench

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    • April 23, 2013 at 19:42
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      Is he a part time carpenter?

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  • April 23, 2013 at 20:23
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    Good to see Jackett's gone back to 4-4-2!

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  • April 23, 2013 at 21:32
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    i will not go to the den until jk has gone

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  • April 23, 2013 at 21:37
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    how come we cannot play at home under jk

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  • April 23, 2013 at 22:08
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    JACKETT OUT!!!!!!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! WE HAVE BECOME A LAUGHING STOCK, WEVE LOST AT HOME TO BLACKBURN, WOLVES, BARNSLEY , PETERBORO (1-5) AND SHEFF WED, WE DESERVE TO GO DOWN!

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  • April 23, 2013 at 22:12
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    Good old rob hulse good pace and tactical awareness, hope he finally got the message, no one likes us and we don't like him, as for the referee said it all along, championship refs are pony I've seen sunday league refs better than that, SORT IT OUT! Well done osbourne by the way despite being made to look like complete twats I thought he did alright

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