Sky Bet League One preview: Bradford vs. Millwall

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SHAUN Williams and Ed Upson could come into the Millwall side in the absence of Jimmy Abdou and Shane Ferguson for the trip to Bradford this weekend.  

Williams hasn’t started since picking up a 10th yellow card of the season in the 1-0 win over Rochdale on February 13 and serving a two-match ban.

Upson injured his hamstring in the 2-0 defeat to Scunthorpe last month with Ben Thompson starting the last six fixtures.

Fred Onyedinma and Aiden O’Brien are also in manager Neil Harris’s plans, while young goalkeeper Harry Girling could be on the bench with David Forrde also away on international duty.

Bradford will be missing Reece Burke, Josh Cullen and Lee Evans for the fixture. All three are away on international duty but Football League rules stipulate clubs cannot call off games if players on youth or short-term loans are called up by their countries.

"It's an absolutely ridiculous rule,” boss Phil Parkinson told The Telegraph and Argus. “Nobody can understand it and I think buy antibiotics boots they need to look at it, personally.

"I don't want to make too big thing about it because I have mentioned it before. But there are a few managers, like me, who will be having a say come the end of the season.

"Having an international break around Easter is strange full stop. Everybody thinks that but we've just got to deal with it – and we will do."

Tony McMahon is also a doubt for this weekend.

Millwall record against Bradford:

Played 41

Won 17 Drawn 15 Lost 9

Form guide (Last five league):

Bradford: LDWWL

Millwall: DDWDW

Sky Bet odds:

Bradford 13/10 Draw 11/5 Millwall 21/10

Probable Millwall team:

4-4-2: Archer; Romeo, Webster, Beevers, J Martin; Taylor, Thompson, Williams, Upson; Morison, Gregory.

Last meeting:

League One, October 31, 2015

Millwall 0

Bradford 0


Millwall: 4-4-2: Archer; Edwards, Craig (Webster, 56), Beevers, J Martin; O'Brien, Williams, Saville, Ferguson (Onyedinma, 62); Gregory (Pavey, 90), Morison.

Bradford: 4-4-2: Williams; Darby, McArdle, Burke, Meredith; McMahon, Liddle, Evans, Reid (Marshall, 72); Hanson, Cole (B Clarke, 80).