TEAM NEWS: Cardiff vs. Millwall – Jake Cooper is 12th Lion to make 100 consecutive league starts

IT'S an intriguing Boxing Day fixture for Millwall as Gary Rowett faces the man he succeeded as Lions boss in October. 

Rowett has overseen a transformation in Millwall's away form as the visitors aim for a third consecutive win on their travels when they take on Neil Harris' Cardiff.

The sides have the exact same records in the league – won eight, drawn nine, lost six – but Cardiff are one place above Millwall in 12th with a plus-three better goal difference (plus two v minus one).

Team news:

Jake Cooper becomes the 12th Millwall player to make 100 consecutive league starts, and closes in on Dennis Burnett and George Fisher who are both on 106.

Cooper is the first player to hit that milestone since David Forde, who went on to start 138 league games in a row in 2011.

There is one change to the side that started the 2-1 defeat to Barnsley on Saturday, with Alex Pearce replacing Jiri Skalak and the Lions switching to five in defence.

Aiden O'Brien is ill and not in the squad.

Millwall: 5-2-3: Bialkowski; Romeo, Hutchinson, Pearce, Cooper, Ferguson; Molumby, Williams; J Wallace, Bradshaw, Bodvarsson.

Subs: Steele, McCarthy, M Wallace, Mahoney, Skalak, Smith, Mitchell.

Here is the Cardiff side: