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Millwall Preview

26 August 2016

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The Spireites look to hop back on the horse and recover their promising start to the season, but will need to slay the Lions of Millwall to do so.

We think think there are plenty of reasons to come along a be a part of Danny Wilson's army tomorrow, look. So head down to the Proact and help cheer the Spireites to another win.

Team News

The Spireites have no new absentees to worry about, and have had a few days longer to prepare for the match than their capital opponents, who played in the EFL Cup second round against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night.

Dan Jones sees a specialist today to try and get to the bottom of his latest injury, while Liam O'Neil, Tommy Lee and Angel Martinez remain on the sidelines as they recover from their long-term injuries.

Millwall have injury issues of their own, and have a hat-trick of attacking doubts for the Proact trip. Last season's to scorer Lee Gregory is among them, while Aiden O'Brien and Fred Onyedinma both hobbled off at the City Ground in midweek.

Lions boss Neil Harris has commented that he will give all three as long as possible to prove their fitness, with Steve Morison likely to be used as a lone striker if need be. 

Form Guide

After two impressive home wins, the Spireites put in a third pleasing performance but were unable to bring any points back from their 2-1 defeat at Shrewsbury Town last Saturday.

The challenge now is to continue the winning Proact form, with two wins from two so far, and the tough task of last year's play-off finalists the latest hurdle.

Millwall are among the Sky Bet league 1 leaders in both goals scored and goals conceded, with two home wins - the last of which a 2-1 Sheffield United success - in contrast to their draw and loss on the road.

The Lions' only league loss this season was a resounding one as they fell 5-1 away to Peterborough United - while their latest game, hosting Forest in the EFL Cup, saw the Championship side wrestle a narrow 2-1 victory from the New Den.

From the Dugout

Wilson spoke pre-match to PlayerHD about Millwall's fearsome reputation, commenting that every team tries to build-up a certain fear factor.

"Every team would like that in their back pocket, as well as being a team that can score goals and win games. They're very difficult to play against, are very organised and have done very well under Neil for the last few seasons.

"you don't finish in the top areas like they did last season by being average - they're a bit better than an average team in our league at the moment.

"They're going to have to scrap their way back to the top again, and they've got the ability to do that. We know it's going to be our toughest game yet, but we're confident."

After a lacklustre home campaign last season the Spireites have started with two wins this time around, and Wilson says the upturn is down to the player.

"I think the players knew themselves what they wanted to do, it was nothing to do with me. They were more eager than anyone to put it right," he said.

"There's nothing better than playing better and winning in front of your own fans. That's terrific, and then everything away from home has a little bit less pressure and is a bigger bonus.

"The players are the ones who turn things around. We put things in front of them and then they have to deliver it. Thankfully they've delivered two very good home performances so far and hopefully we can make it a third one against Millwall."

Keep right up to date with all the Proact action on Saturday by sticking with the official CFC media outlets. We'll have Instagram, Facebook and Twitter coverage as well as live online coverage on PlayerHD.

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