Behind Enemy Lines: Burton Albion

MILLWALL head to the Pirelli Stadium to play Burton on Saturday aiming for a fourth consecutive win on the road in the Championship having picked up three points at Elland Road, the Madejski Stadium and most recently, St Andrew's.

With twelve games left this season after Saturday’s fixture, the Lions could potentially move to within six points of the play-offs with a first-ever win at Burton, an unlikely position to be in given they were one of the favourites to go down.

Burton won 1-0 at The Den in November after a controversial red card for Jed Wallace, but the Lions have won four and drawn five of their league games at home since that setback.

Neil Harris will continue to demand more of his side, particularly with both Lee Gregory and Steve Morison in such fine form.

Lucas Ball spoke to Brewers fan Dave Child this week.

Twitter: @davechild28

Why do you support Burton?

I have always lived in Burton, you really have to support your local team, Derby was the other option – enough said. Also, the beer, the pies and the people.

What’s been your favourite season following the Brewers?

Easy this one. I loved our days in non-league football and it was a long, long journey, but in the 2008-09 season we won the Conference and reached the promised land of the Football League. An incredible moment for a fan such as myself who has now watched Burton for 49 years.

Burton are on a three-game unbeaten run, has that boosted hopes they can stay up?

WHAT?! After we pick up our easy three points on Saturday against your lot, we will win all of our remaining games and go on an incredible run which will see us challenge for the play-offs!!! Er, stay up? Yes, just.

After a relatively lucky 1-0 win in November at The Den, who will be more up for this one?

Mlilwall had better be up for this one, how embarrassing would it be if Burton should win at home for the first time since September?

Hey, we are going to win at home again sometime soon. Yes, it's going to be Saturday and we’re going to do the double and tame the Lions.

Who will Nigel Clough's danger men be this weekend?

It's probably the chairman, in case he sacks the manager, but that will never happen at Burton!

We don't have danger men, the whole team can be dangerous on their day if they are in the mood – it just doesn't happen that often.

But if you pressed me, goalkeeper Stephen Bywater is a danger to himself, and Jamie Allen danger mouse!

Which Millwall players will Burton be looking to keep quiet?

There's a couple of cuddly Lions I rate. I like Fred Onyedinma, a very neat player and I love the name Fred! Also, you have to say ‘Mr Elbows’ Steve Morison. He must be pushing 40 now but is always likely to nick a goal. He learned his trade well in non-league football and is a good guy. #respect

What’s your predicted formation and starting line-up?

It's all about who is fit, not a predicted but a preferred, and even Cloughie's not sure on formation.



Akins Naylor, McFadzdean, Dyer

Allen Davenport Akpan Samuelson

Bent Boyce

Finally, a score prediction?

Obviously we will win by twice as many as last time: Burton 2-0 Millwall

Graphic: @ShedCreative