Sky Bet League One preview: Oldham Athletic vs. Millwall

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NEIL Harris has a couple of injury concerns ahead of the clash with Oldham at Boundary Park on Saturday.  

As well as long-term absentee Tony Craig, the Millwall boss could be without Steve Morison and Fred Onyedinma as the Lions resume their Sky Bet League One campaign following their involvement in the FA Cup and Football League Trophy.

Morison was taken off in the 2-0 win over Southend on Tuesday night, with Harris saying it was more a precautionary measure ahead of this weekend’s game. Onyedinma picked up a knock against Wycombe last weekend and both players will be assessed closer to the fixture.

Millwall could climb into the top six for the first time this season with a win at Oldham if other results also go their way.

The Lions should be buoyant after Harris got the response he desired from his players following the disappointing performance in the 2-1 FA Cup defeat to Wycombe last weekend.

Oldham, meanwhile, are on a poor run of form. They have lost their last four fixtures and were knocked out of the FA Cup last Saturday by Sheffield United. Former Blackburn Rovers midfielder David Dunn, who was appointed permanent boss in October after joining on a playing contract in the summer, made a decent start to his management career and lost just two of his first eight games in charge.

However, Oldham are just a point off the bottom of the table and have only won once at home since August.

And Dunn admits Millwall are a “dangerous” proposition as they look to correct that form.

He told the club’s official website: “I went to watch them against Burton and they are doing really well under Neil Harris. He’s a good manager, good guy and very competitive as a player and that seems to be what he’s like as a manager.

"The Millwall side are competitive so it will be a tough game for us…we will have to stand up to the battling qualities that they show. That is going to be the main thing that we need to do early on. They have got some decent players so they will be dangerous.”

Form guide:

Oldham: WLLLL

Millwall: LWLLW

Sky Bet odds:

Oldham 9/4  Draw 23/10  Millwall 6/5

Probable Millwall team:

4-4-2: Archer; Edwards, Webster, Beevers, J Martin; Upson, Williams, Saville, O’Brien; Gregory, Morison.

John Kelly