Sky Bet League One preview: Doncaster Rovers vs. Millwall

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SHAUN Williams is back for Millwall after his two-game ban for the clash with Doncaster this weekend, but right-back Shaun Cummings is out for the rest of the season after surgery on a knee cartilage problem.

Carlos Edwards, 37, played for 60 minutes for the U21s on Tuesday as he builds up his match sharpness.

Jamie Philpot scored a penalty in that 3-1 defeat to Hull City, and the 19-year-old could be in Neil Harris’ matchday squad following the departure of John Marquis on loan to Northampton.

Harris has picked a settled side recently, with injury and suspension resulting in a natural rotation in certain positions.

It’s a crunch week for the Lions. After Doncaster, second-placed Wigan visit The Den on Tuesday night before another home fixture against Blackpool.

And Harris indicated he could make changes to his starting XI,

"Willo comes back into the thinking for the side, as does Aiden O’Brien, certainly," Harris said. "Aiden’s had a rest and I think he’s fresh and ready to go again. Fred Onyedinma has had a period of time out of the limelight now where he’s also ready to go.

"With three games in seven days we’ll be thinking about using those players that are fresh. Shaun Williams will hopefully have trained before Saturday and be fit after his back spasm.”

Doncaster haven’t won in seven games and have lost their last four. Their last win at the Keepmoat Stadium was on December 12 against Crewe.

Manager Darren Ferguson said this week his side are in relegation trouble, and admits trying to correct that dismal home form could be key to a late-season revival.

“I don’t want to start changing loads of things,” Ferguson told the Doncaster Free Press. “I believe if we stick to what we believe in, we’ll get back to winning ways.

“I’m not with a bunch of players that have gone from really good to really bad. We’re on a bad run, there’s no getting away from that.

“We’ve got a really big game now against Millwall and obviously the home form is something we have to eradicate very quickly.”

Doncaster this week extended Lynden Gooch’s loan from Sunderland. Midfielder Richard Chaplow could play against his former side.

Steve Morison (above) hit an early double the last time that sides met.

Millwall record against Doncaster:

Played 28

Won 12  Drawn 8  Lost 8

Form guide (Last five league):

Doncaster: DLLLL

Millwall: DWWLW

Sky Bet odds:

Doncaster 13/8  Draw 23/10  Millwall 6/4

Probable Millwall team:

4-4-2: Archer; Romeo, Webster, Beevers, J Martin; Wallace, Abdou, Thompson, Ferguson; Morison, Gregory.

Last meeting:

League One, October 27, 2015

Millwall 2

Morison 5, 8

Doncaster 0

Millwall: Archer; Edwards, Craig, Beevers, J Martin; O'Brien (L Martin, 86), Saville, Thompson, Ferguson (Webster, 92); Gregory (Onyedinma, 69), Morison.

Doncaster: Stuckmann; McCullough, Butler, Taylor-Sinclair; Lund (Williams, 77), Coppinger, Wellens (Forrester, 53), Middleton, Evina; Stewart (N'Guessan, 56), Tyson.

John Kelly