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The Big Match Preview: Millwall (A)

The Lions
vs.
The Rams

The New Den

11/02/2012

15:00

Following the disappointment of the postponement of the Forest game, The Rams have the chance to get back to winning ways with a trip to London to face struggling Millwall.

Derby manager believes The Lions are a better side than their league position suggests so the game will be a tough one but should be winnable.

The Rams saw off their opponents with a 3-0 win earlier in the season. It was extremely comfortable but Kenny Jackett's side will be a different prospect on home soil.

Vital Quotes:

Nigel Clough recalls the Lions fixture earlier in the season: 'It was a good performance and the goals came at the right time,' he said.

'Despite the last two results, we are going to Millwall confident, though we know it will be another very tough game.

'Our performance against Stoke was good and the second half at Barnsley was excellent, so we are looking to take that into the Millwall game.'

The Lions Team News:

Millwall have been boosted by the return of captain Paul Robinson who has been out for three weeks with a thigh problem.

Darius Henderson will return to the starting line-up following injury but fellow striker Dany N'Guessan misses out.

Player to watch: Darius Henderson

Stocky frontman Handerson has netter 16 goals from just 22 games this season, an impressive tally since signing from Sheffield United in the summer.

The former Watford man has always had a reasonable goalscoring record but his goals could single-handedly keep his side in the Championship.

The Rams Team News:

Former Millwall man Theo Robinson is still out and will miss the clash with his former side.

Steven Davies will be on the bench after an extended absence with a fractured skull.

Player to watch: Callum Ball

In the run-up to the game Ball said that the return of strikers Nathan Tyson and Steven Davies means he will have to hit top form to keep his place in the side.

He has been impressive since breaking into the side and has become a fans favourite with three excellent goals, including winners against Bristol City and Coventry City.

Match Facts & Stats

Derby County last 5:

Barnsley (a) 2-3

Stoke City (h) 0-2

Burnley (a) 0-0

Coventry City (h) 1-0

Crystal Palace (h) 1-0



Millwall last 5:

Southampton (a) 3-2

West Ham (a) 1-2

Watford (h) 0-2

Southampton (h) 1-1

Barnsley (a) 3-1

Next Fixtures:

Derby County vs. Reading, Tue 14th February, 19:45pm, The Championship


Writer:RobB
Date:Friday February 10 2012
Time: 8:10PM

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