PREVIEW: Rotherham United vs. Millwall

MILLWALL’S new club-record signing Tom Bradshaw could make his debut against Rotherham on Sunday as the Lions aim to bounce back after their poor performance in the 2-1 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.

Bradshaw made five appearances for Barnsley this season and trained with his new Millwall team-mates for the first time on Friday.

Lions boss Neil Harris could be without his first-choice central midfield. A family issue caused Shaun Williams to miss the Wednesday game, while Saville went off injured at half-time.



That is an area that is light if the pair are absent. Millwall ended the game at Hillsborough with right-back Conor McLaughlin and Ryan Tunnicliffe in midfield. Harris said last week Jem Karacan is short of match fitness, so it is doubtful he will be risked.

Harris at least has an abundance of attacking options, after Tom Elliott impressed when he came on as a substitute midweek. Rotherham have the second-worst defensive record in the Championship, conceding 10 goals in four games of which they have lost three. Their only win was at home, 1-0 against Ipswich.

And Millers manager Paul Warne knows they are up against it in Sunday’s early kick-off.



"I'm hugely impressed with how they play,” he said. “They do play with two up, predominantly. When they went up [in 2017] they invested in four really good players who start every week and they kept hold of their players this summer.

"They'll be pushing again this year and the way they play, people don't want to play against them and that's how we've got to be. They defend like men and they're not afraid to put their foot through it. The strikers are a constant hassle.

"I like Neil Harris. He does get the club and he does know what the fans want to see. We're pretty similar in that he played at the club a long time and he gets it. It lives in our blood, to say the least. He knows we have to get our fans up for games.”

Warne could start Jamie Proctor, who scored after coming on in the 3-2 defeat at home to Hull on Tuesday.

Defender Billy Jones is an injury doubt.

*Updated 25-08-2018: Williams trained on Friday and should be available to face the South Yorkshire side.

Possible Millwall starting XI

4-4-2: Archer; Romeo, Hutchinson, Cooper, Meredith; J Wallace, Tunnicliffe, Williams, Skalak; Gregory, Elliott.

Match odds

Rotherham 11/4 Draw 23/10 Millwall 10/11

Last meetings

2014-15: Millwall 0-1 Rotherham; Rotherham 2-1 Millwall

Image: Millwall FC 

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