Forde: Millwall are planning a revenge mission at Palace

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DAVID Forde says Millwall will be out for revenge when they come up against local rivals Crystal Palace after the international break.

Jermaine Easter's first-half goal handed the Eagles a rare win at The Den when the two sides last met in December and Forde says the Lions will be looking to right a wrong on October 20.

Palace are in a rich vein of form going into the match, having won six of their last seven, and with in-form winger Wilfried Zaha on target four times in his last two outings.

But Forde has warned that Zaha is not the only dangerman within Dougie Freedman's ranks.

"We'll be looking to keep him quiet but they've got other players who can do it on their day," he said.

"Palace is a massive game and we owe them one from last year. There will be a big crowd, a big atmosphere and the Bolton win gives us great incentive to kick on.

"You always look to win your local derby – there are bragging rights on offer and the fans will be right behind us.

"In the last few games we've kept it down to zeros and ones in terms of goals conceded, and if you do that you stand a chance of getting something in the Championship.

"There's not really a lot between the sides in this division because the standard is quite good."

Conor Sefton


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