PREVIEW: Nottingham Forest vs. Millwall

NEIL Harris has to decide who replaces Jed Wallace at The City Ground on Wednesday night with the winger suspended for the Championship clash.

Wallace will serve a one-game ban after picking up five yellow cards this season. Jiri Skalak or Shane Ferguson are the options to start.

Forest invested heavily in the summer, recruiting £13.2million midfielder Joao Carvalho from Benfica, and paying undisclosed but significant fees in the millions for the likes of Michael Hefele from Huddersfield and ex-Lions striker Lewis Grabban from Bournemouth.

Millwall boss Harris wants to see an improvement in his side’s defending in the box after conceding a last-minute winner to Sheffield United on Saturday.

Harris is wary of the attacking talent in Aitor Karanka’s squad.

“We talk about certain of their players because of the money they’ve spent on them,” Harris said. “They have an array of attacking ability, whether that’s foreign imports or from this country.

“We know very well Lewis Grabban’s quality, we’ve spoken about him in the past being a very good player at this level and a predator. We have to make sure that we deal with him very well.

“They’ve got a lot of attacking ability, so we need to make sure that we’re at our very best in our penalty area. That was our downfall at the weekend.”

Karanka could name an unchanged team as Forest seek to make it six games unbeaten in all competitions.

Millwall are aiming to end a run of seven league games without a win, against opponents that have lost just once in the Championship this season.

Possible Millwall starting XI:

4-4-2: Amos; Romeo, Webster, Cooper, Meredith; Skalak, Leonard, Williams, O’Brien; Gregory, Morison.

Match odds:

Nottingham Forest 5/6 Draw 12/5 Millwall 16/5

Last season’s meetings:

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Millwall (McKay 41’); Millwall 2-0 Nottingham Forest (Williams 1', Gregory 33').

Image: Millwall FC 

John Kelly