Millwall v Blues preview

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October 22, 2012 by Made In Brum

Suspended- Jon Spector

Blues travel to Millwall on Tuesday for their second of three games in a week. A much improved performance against high flyers Leicester City on Saturday has slightly lightened the mood amongst the fans, but Millwall’s New Den is never an easy place to go.

The injury god’s have not been kind to Blues, who will be without Peter Lovenkrands who scored the goal on Saturday, and Morgaro Gomis. Add the two players to the rest of the injury list and it makes for a busy treatment room at Wast Hills. Blues have picked up just four points on the road this season (draw at Forest, win at Brighton) and will be looking to add to that tally. Currently 20th in the Championship, Lee Clark has his work cut out to produce a winning formula, and fast. Ravel Morrison was given his first full 90 minutes of football against Leicester, in only his second league start. He gave the team that bit of creativity and un-predictability that was lacking, hopefully he can produce more of the same.

Papa Bouba Diop will be in the 18-man squad, he wasn’t ready fitness wise at the weekend, meanwhile, Callum Reilly has been handed a squad number and may travel too. Jonathan Spector is suspended after being sent off for two bookable offences on Saturday, as is Nikola Zigic who serves the second of his three game ban.

The hosts go into this game level on points with Blues. They welcome Andy Keogh back from injury, but James Henry and Paul Robinson (there is two of them, three if you include the Blackburn ‘keeper) miss out. The Lions are unbeaten in four with a win and three draws including a stunning fight back from two goals down at Crystal Palace just 48 hours ago.


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