Preview: Middlesbrough vs. Millwall

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ALAN Dunne and Nicky Bailey have been nursed through light training ahead of Millwall's crunch clash with Middlesbrough.

The duo sat out Wednesday's session because of slight knocks but manager Ian Holloway has confirmed that they were able to rejoin the rest of the squad yesterday.

But Holloway may still rest either of the pair, with a relegation six-pointer against Doncaster looming on Monday.



Scott McDonald is expected to return to the squad after a back injury.

Ed Upson (ankle) and Danny Shittu (Achilles) will miss the rest of the season, while Richard Chaplow is not ready to return after an Achilles problem.

Boro will be without suspended duo Daniel Ayala and Ben Gibson.

Seb Hines (thigh), Rhys Williams (Achilles) and Stuart Parnaby (knee) are sidelined by injury, but George Friend could return from a muscle strain.

Staff

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63 thoughts on “Preview: Middlesbrough vs. Millwall

  • April 18, 2014 at 13:25
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    we really need dunne and bailey for this one. they have been the backbone the last few games! and the only place i'd like to see mcdonald return to is borough lol can't we leave him there ?

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    • April 18, 2014 at 13:42
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      @steveomfc5: agree with you mate dunne and bailey must start tomorrow, if we get a result up there then it will be a little less pressure on monday, and less stress for me watching monday.

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    • April 18, 2014 at 13:43
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      @steveomfc5: agree with you mate dunne and bailey must start tomorrow, if we get a result up there then it will be a little less pressure on monday, and less stress for me watching monday.

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    • April 18, 2014 at 19:54
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      @steveomfc5: i just think character is more important than skill at this point of the season. be good to see em start, and like you say monday is a high pressure game that's a must win regardless of 2moro's result. fingers crossed mate! MIIIIIIIIIIIIL

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  • April 18, 2014 at 13:32
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    Time for chaplow to show us what he's made of if he gets on.

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  • April 18, 2014 at 13:45
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    Why the f*** does it send two posts.

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    • April 18, 2014 at 14:26
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      @foxy: Because you hit the button

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      • April 18, 2014 at 15:39
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        @NICKOLA: my posts keep saying failed thats why I try to send again thanks anyway,

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    • April 18, 2014 at 14:51
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      @foxy: tick the subscribe box..before you post..dont cost nothing but will stop you sending twice

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  • April 18, 2014 at 14:26
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    ....twice.

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  • April 18, 2014 at 14:35
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    Chap.ow is a doubt, apparently he has called in sick with Dandruff.

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    • April 18, 2014 at 17:50
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      @wongo: expected to be back to full fitness at FT of the Bournemouth game.

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  • April 18, 2014 at 14:50
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    Wash and Go....Chaplow ! Team doing okay without you! ( oh heck, it my round! ). Drink up lads.

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  • April 18, 2014 at 14:56
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    Bailey and McD against their former club, that'll spice things up. Worried about losing Upson though, not sure we have a like for like replacement and a change in strategy or formation is risky. Good luck lads.

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  • April 18, 2014 at 15:40
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    What's happened to Lowry? He can't of just been dropped?

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  • April 18, 2014 at 16:54
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    The used to be a Dunns gentlemen's outfitters in Rye Lane Peckham , Dunne and Bailey sounds a good name for a posh clothing store. Seriously, hope they figure tomorrow it will be a tight game.

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  • April 18, 2014 at 17:17
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    Still asking, where is Fred?

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  • April 18, 2014 at 17:55
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    Come on Millwall. So far today results have been ok with anoraks and Yeovil picking up a point. A win tomorrow will get us out of the drop zone which will be a massive lift before Monday. Miiiiiiiii

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    • April 18, 2014 at 18:13
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      @southlondon1885: a Burnley derby double would be a great end to the day.

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  • April 18, 2014 at 18:21
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    Burnley need to win seal promotion
    Derby need to win seal playoffs

    I'm surprised burnley ain't scored yet , COYL

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  • April 18, 2014 at 18:28
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    Burnley 1 up..

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  • April 18, 2014 at 19:14
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    Blackpool lost

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    • April 18, 2014 at 19:27
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      @Jim28. Everything going to plan now we need derby to sort the dons out. But means nothing if we don't do our bit. Mllllllllllllllllll

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  • April 18, 2014 at 19:25
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    Superb results so far with Charlton and Blackpool. I really do think that 2 wins from our last 4 games will do so any more than that and I reckon we would be safe by the last game.
    I really hope that we have a right go at boro tomorrow and if we cant win then at least walk away with a draw.
    Bailey and Dunne crucial though and if they start I could see us winning.
    Would be icing on the cake today if Doncaster lose.
    Chances of surviving are getting bigger and better each game.
    Keep going men and we will all be having one of the best end of season ends ever.
    Love you Millwall.

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  • April 18, 2014 at 19:34
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    A 0-5 win for Derby v Doncaster & we win tomorrow puts us 19th so COYL!!!!!!!! & Derby 🙂

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  • April 18, 2014 at 20:03
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    Well............ Just got up and first thing I did was turn on computer to find out results so far.

    Everything is going well.... Charlton draw / Blackpool lose ----- and now watching Derby hopefully beat Doncaster...!!!!!!

    We as fans have a plan......... and we hope the players can stick to it.....

    I quote from the best 80's programme.......

    "I LOVE IT WHEN A PLAN COMES TOGETHER"

    C'mon Wall ...... "YOU CAN DO IT" 3 points please.....

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  • April 18, 2014 at 20:16
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    If it aint broke there is no need to fix it, I hope both start tomorrow and help keep the memento going.

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  • April 18, 2014 at 20:17
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    Derby 1 up.

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  • April 18, 2014 at 20:33
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    Well I'm feeling good the way it's going so far, I'm watching the derby game, just hope we get 3pts tomorrow and monday I'll have a stroll down the blue a few beers and down the den can't wait now, I hope we have a big turn out.

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  • April 18, 2014 at 21:08
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    Derby 2 up

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  • April 18, 2014 at 21:11
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    Magic results for us , a point tomorrow could be priceless

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  • April 18, 2014 at 21:17
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    Been a very Good Friday for MFC without kicking a ball !!!

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  • April 18, 2014 at 21:24
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    FT DONCASTER 0 DERBY 2
    Now we need Barnsley to drop at least two points tomorrow.

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  • April 18, 2014 at 21:25
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    and Donny's top scorer goes off injured last minutes - won't play Monday

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  • April 18, 2014 at 21:25
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    Doncaster lost 2.0. Come on u wall.

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  • April 18, 2014 at 21:27
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    Need 3 points more than ever tommorow! i believe we can do it, boro are unpredictable end of the day there no world beaters we have a good chance!

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    • April 18, 2014 at 21:37
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      @SLloyd23:
      need a win from Ipswich in their game in hand of Bournemouth and then a draw with Bournemouth when they play them next week will put Bournemouth out of the play off by the time we play them - we need every edge we can - it would be great to smash Bournemouth and Grabban

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  • April 18, 2014 at 22:31
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    I hope people have there humble pie ready in the oven to cook (just in case) COYL!!!!!!

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    • April 19, 2014 at 13:32
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      @TrueLion: I've already bought the ingredients mate. Hope I get a chance to use them.

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  • April 18, 2014 at 23:45
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    If we needed any more motivation to win, today's results should do it. A win and our destiny is in our own hands.

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  • April 18, 2014 at 23:49
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    Noticed also that goal differences are catching up with ours, could be the difference in staying up or going down.

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    • April 19, 2014 at 01:12
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      @glyngo: boro boro here we come..hope we see a stunning victory..which will set up a cup final atmoshere bank holiday..WE ARE MILLWALL JOG ON THE REST...

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  • April 19, 2014 at 00:55
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    A point Saturday, a win Monday. there is only one reason we supprot MILLWALL. We are family.

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    • April 19, 2014 at 08:58
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      @hernebaylion: Indeed, certainly not for the football! I think Holloway with a proper pre-season will give us another reason - good football too irrespective of the outcome this season :o)

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  • April 19, 2014 at 06:06
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    f****** love football, on our knees 3 weeks ago and now got a chance to stay up. boro will be our toughest game, so if we lose it'll be a case of win at home and cross your fingers. LOVE FOOTBALL LOVE MILLWALL.

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  • April 19, 2014 at 07:49
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    Come on millwall, busy vital weekend for us starts now, we can do this COYL!!!

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  • April 19, 2014 at 08:36
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    Today's game against Boro feels a bit like a bonus game after yesterday's results. Don't waste this opportunity, every game in this league is winnable.

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  • April 19, 2014 at 08:37
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    How many wall goin today ? & those who are safe travels

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  • April 19, 2014 at 08:49
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    2-1 to millwall

    COYL

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  • April 19, 2014 at 09:15
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    On my way to Middlesbrough,hope my record of never seeing us lose there,long as we have the Millwall spirit fancy a draw today COYL

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    • April 19, 2014 at 10:11
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      @eddiebrewer: safe journey Eddie leaving hartepool about 13:15 and hopefully we will keep that record up

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    • April 19, 2014 at 10:31
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      @eddiebrewer: thanks same to you,hope the lad enjoys the match whatever the result will be Millwall through and through hope it is better than my first match at the old den 2-1 lose against Southend in the old 3rd Div south fancy a draw today

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      • April 19, 2014 at 11:13
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        @eddiebrewer: thanks Eddie will take him to den next season my first game was1968 can't rember the game but it was cold and the crowd was loud and the hot chestnuts was divine those were the days the den was my second home

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        • April 19, 2014 at 11:47
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          @carewlion: happy memories loved the old den born half a mile from the ground

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  • April 19, 2014 at 09:23
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    Firstly I want to wish all those going a safe journey but wish a much better journey home.
    all results went our way yesterday so its a massive opportunity to take advantage.
    fingers crossed we bring the points home.
    good luck wall.
    COYLs

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  • April 19, 2014 at 10:18
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    Come on wall show that fighting spirit and who knows! Safe journey to all you travelling, wish I could have gone but hey ho
    Walllllllllllllllll

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  • April 19, 2014 at 10:39
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    Just listened to the Doncaster iplayer Paul Dickov saying he is going to boro game to watch Millwall hopefully we can scare the carp out of him and do them on Monday.Safe trip to all that are traveling up COYL

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    • April 19, 2014 at 11:06
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      @colin66:
      if we beat boro and Donny and we are up - blackpool will lose to brighton - leeds Barnsley draw we will be 4pts clear of relegation - they won't get 4 pts from last two games - If If If

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