Lions and Rams to Share Spoils at The New Den



There is nowhere more passionate than the New Den, home of Millwall, as the hosts welcome Derby County on Saturday for a 1pm kickoff.


Both teams were pushing for a playoff place until lockdown, with the Lions in 8th place on 54 points and Derby in 12th on 51 points, automatic promotion may be beyond both teams but Preston on 56 points and Nottingham Forest and London rivals Brentford on 60 points are in their sights.

This will be the 58th meeting between the two sides with Millwall winning the last meeting at Pride Park 1-0 in December whilst their last game was a thumping 3-0 win over Forest, they were three games unbeaten before the break,


Derby's last game was a home win over Blackburn Rovers having just been knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester United, whilst their last game on their travels was a 3-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday. Derby's form has been consistently inconstant although they have been involved in some high scoring games,


The Rams will be hoping for a repeat of the 5-1 win over their hosts in 2014.


Ben Thompson and Aiden O’Brien are currently Millwall's only injury doubts.

Goalkeeper Frank Fielding hasn't played since the opening day of the season and continues to build his fitness. Jed Wallace had been a doubt but featured in a 4-0 friendly win over Colchester.


Duane Holmes and Tom Huddlestone returned to training this week for Derby, both players had been sidelined due to injury prior to the break.

Jack Marriot has a slight groin issue and is training to a programme but could miss out. Krystian Bielik is the only player, not training due to a long term knee injury.


Three players from the u23’s have been training with the squad with manager Phillipe Cocu saying it is an opportunity for the youngsters to impress the coaches.



Match preview written by Graham Ives.