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Millwall Square against Blackburn Rovers Started the new championship campaign on Saturday afternoon with a 1-1 draw at the Queens Park Rangers.
While Rovers recorded an impressive 2-1 win over Swansea City, Morecambe’s midweek exit to the EFL Cup halted any momentum generated from their opening day success.
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After a year of consolidation, Millwall supporters expect much more this season as the Lions try to earn a playoff spot.
Gary RowettThe squad isn’t necessarily ready to accomplish this feat, but earning some of the booty against QPR will be positive.
Jed Wallace, Millwall’s star last season, scored an early goal while Daniel Ballard seamlessly integrated into a chain of three.
There is more to come from a club that has strengthened itself in all areas of the pitch, but Rowett will be confident of scooping up all three points against the next opponent.
After no additions were made over the summer and the club was sold Adam Armstrong to Southampton, manager Tony Mowbray would have been pleasantly surprised how Blackburn beat last season’s playoff runner-up Swansea.
However, the cheers and relief that followed this success were replaced by negativity in the fan base when Rovers lost 2-1 to Morecambe.
Mowbray made just three changes to the team that did so well against Swansea and left the longtime boss a lot to think about.
On the positive side, the first three of Sam Gallagher, Ben Brereton Diaz and Tyrhys Dolan have all entered the goalscorer list in the first two games.
Blackburn have only lost one of their last nine games against Millwall, a record dating back to March 2014.
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Rowett may see little reason to make changes to the Millwall page that started against QPR.
Tom Bradshaw is a possible alternative to Benik Afob in attack, but the rest of the team should stay the same.
Blackburn boss Mowbray will remember Thomas Kaminski, Daniel Ayala and Gallagher after slipping on the substitutes bench mid-week.
That will allow Rovers to go back to a 4-2-3-1 formation rather than using three behind like they did against Morecambe.
Millwall possible starting line-up:
Bialkowski; Ballard, Hutchinson, Wallace; McNamara, Evans, Kieftenbeld, Saville, Malone; Wallace, Afobe
Blackburn Rovers possible starting line-up:
Kaminski; Nyambe, Lenihan, Ayala, Pickering; Travis, Rothwell; Gallagher, Buckley, Brereton Diaz; Dolan
Probability: Millwall 2-1 Blackburn Rovers
After taking three points on the board last week, Blackburn will feel like they can play with some degree of freedom. However, with Rovers still looking for a replacement for Armstrong, we believe Millwall will win this competition with the odd goal of three.
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