By Tom Sargent
Millwall welcome high flying AFC Wimbledon to the Den in League One with the Lions languishing in 13th place.
After a dramatic victory in last year’s League Two play-off final, Wimbledon have been this year’s surprise package currently sitting in sixth in the league, and have lost just one of their last six games.
Millwall on the other hand are suffering from a poor start to this season after the hangover of losing last year’s League One play-off final. They have however had and upturn in form, winning four of their last six in the league.
Millwall striker Lee Gregory faces a race against time to be fit after he came off in the first half in their last game against Bolton.
Striker Steve Morison, who is Millwall’s joint top scorer alongside Gregory with seven goals, is still out with a knock to his knee. Shaun Hutchinson is out with a hamstring injury.
The major team news for Wimbledon is that midfielder Dean Parrett is suspended after he picked up his fifth yellow card of the season in their last game against Bury.
Defender John Meades is a doubt for the game after injuring his ankle. However, Darius Charles and Andy Barcham remain out with thigh and hamstring problems respectively.
The game is also expected to be an emotional one for ex-Millwall player Paul Robinson, who played 311 times for the club over a 14 year stint before leaving in January 2015.
Robinson told Get West London: “I would have been in with the Millwall fans watching at Wembley had we not been in the playoffs.”
“As much as I was disappointed for them that they didn’t go up there was a little part of me that was over the moon that I would get the chance to play at the Den again this season and perform in front of those fans.
There was also this bizarre goal that occurred the last time the teams met:
"I've never seen a goal quite like it…" 🤔
— Millwall FC (@MillwallFC) November 21, 2016