PREVIEW: Millwall vs Wigan Athletic

SHANE Ferguson reckons it’s good news that his Northern Ireland international team-mate Will Grigg is unavailable for Wigan Athletic tomorrow night.

Grigg has scored three league goals this season for Paul Cook’s Wigan, who will also be without the suspended Darron Gibson.

Wigan defeated West Brom 1-0 on Saturday and are eighth in the Championship.



“They’ve done pretty much what we did last year, they’ve carried on the momentum from League One. They’ve got some great players,” Ferguson said.

“Will Grigg has done brilliantly for them, but I think he’s injured for tomorrow so that’s a bit of good news for us. Bad for him but hopefully he gets back fit soon.

“We’re looking forward to it and hopefully we’ll put things right and get back to winning ways.”



Millwall are 10 points behind Wigan in the league table, after losing 3-1 at Reading which included a controversial award of a penalty against Mahlon Romeo.

Ferguson added: “From where I was standing he clearly got the ball and on another day the referee would have played on and it would have carried into half-time at one each and we had to momentum. It’s just disappointing.

“Once the referee makes a decision he’s rarely going to change it so it’s better to stay away from them and let them get on with their job. Sometimes they don’t see what you see, it’s difficult. It was a bit of bad luck. The pace of the game is so quick.

“We still created a lot of chances after that. We have to take more of our chances and be more clinical. Last Saturday they got into our box a few times and took their chances.”

Lions boss Neil Harris has the option of recalls for captain and vice-captain Steve Morison and Shaun Hutchinson, respectively.

Possible Millwall starting XI:

4-4-2: Amos; Romeo, Hutchinson, Cooper, Meredith; J Wallace, Leonard, Williams, Ferguson; Gregory, Morison.

Match odds:

Millwall 11/10 Draw 23/10 Wigan 12/5

Last meetings:

League One (2015-16): Wigan 2-2 Millwall (Jacobs 54', Grigg 92; Onyedinma 69’, Beevers 74’); Millwall 0-0 Wigan.

Image: Millwall FC 

John Kelly

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