League One preview: Bristol Rovers vs. Millwall

SHAUN Hutchinson is Millwall’s only doubt ahead of their defining League One fixture at Bristol Rovers on Sunday.

Hutchinson has a cracked rib and Millwall boss Neil Harris was hoping he would be available to train later in the week.

If Hutchinson is out then Jake Cooper will continue in the centre of defence alongside Byron Webster.

Tony Craig was taken off at the break in the 3-0 defeat at home to Oxford last Saturday. Harris has the option of playing Joe Martin or Shane Ferguson in defence if he decides on a more attack-minded focus.

Midfielder Ollie Clarke is the only doubt for Bristol Rovers boss Darrell Clarke.

The Gas can’t finish in the top six after losing 4-2 to Peterborough last Saturday, but a win could lift them to eighth in their first season back in League Two.

Clarke’s side haven’t lost a league game at home since a 5-1 defeat to Charlton Athletic in November.

Aiden O'Brien, Shaun Williams, Lee Gregory and Harry Smith scored in Millwall's 4-0 win over Bristol Rovers in November.

Anything other than a win for Millwall will put them in danger of being overtaken on the final day by Southend or Rochdale and see them miss out on the play-offs.

Millwall record against Bristol Rovers

Played 81

Won 27 Draw 20 Lost 34

Form guide

Bristol Rovers: WWLWL

Millwall: WDWLL

Probable Millwall team

4-4-2: Archer; Romeo, Webster, Cooper, Craig; Wallace, Thompson, Williams, O’Brien; Gregory, Morison.

Probable Bristol Rovers team

4-4-2: Lumley; Partington, Lockyer, Sweeney, Harris; Bodin, Sinclair, Lines, Montano; Gaffney, James.

Match odds

Bristol Rovers 12/5 Draw 5/2 Millwall 11/10

Image: Millwall FC 


John Kelly


2 thoughts on “League One preview: Bristol Rovers vs. Millwall

  • April 30, 2017 at 06:20

    COYL all u need to do is believe in urself we need this win no f*** ups u can do this lads no long balls if u do switch it up play football on the floor aswell I'm going for a 2-0 win greggs and Wallace to score NOLU WDC WAM SM WAMFTD MILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

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  • April 30, 2017 at 10:33

    Need to drop Archer and Craig. Look at the difference in AOB when he had joe Martin behind him doing his share of the running and pushing forward. COYL

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