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Fulham visit Millwall ~ Team News Ch. 44

last updated Thursday 19th April 2018, 8:27 PM

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Millwall vrs Fulham

Championship Match Day 44 1718 at The Den

Friday 20th April 2018    KO: 19:45

Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)


Slavisa Jokanovic
First Team Head Coach
Slavisa Jokanovic
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Slavisa Jokanovic

Fulham can leapfrog Cardiff and move into the top two with victory before the Bluebirds face Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

The Cottagers are in equally good form, having not suffered defeat in the Championship since losing 1-0 at struggling Sunderland on December 16.

Forward Floyd Ayite is unavailable with a hamstring injury picked up earlier this month, with Liverpool loanee Sheyi Ojo is also sidelined with an unspecified knock.

PFA young player of the year award nominee Ryan Sessegnon is likely to start at left wing, with Denis Odoi and Tim Ream at the heart of the defence.

Slavisa Jokanovic has won all three Championship meetings with Millwall, winning two with Watford and one with Fulham.

There have been just two goals scored in the last three Championship meetings between these sides, with both sides scoring one apiece.

Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon has scored more league goals in 2017-18 than any other teenager in the top four tiers of English football (14 goals).

Millwall Manager   Neil Harris
Millwall Manager
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Millwall will aim to retain their Championship play-off place when they take on automatic promotion hopefuls Fulham at the Den.

Neil Harris' side are unbeaten in their last 17 league matches and victory will keep them in the top six regardless of other results over the weekend.

However, the Lions will definitely have centre-back Byron Webster missing due to a knee problem, but midfielder Ben Thompson could recover from his ankle issue in time.

There are no other injury or suspension concerns for Millwall.

Millwall are winless in four home league meetings with Fulham (D3 L1) since winning 4-3 in April 1982.

The Lions have lost one of their last 13 home matches on Friday in all competitions (W8 D4), a 1-0 defeat by Bolton in December 2014.

George Saville's 10 goals have been worth 12 points for Millwall this season - only three players' goals have been more valuable in the Championship (Billy Sharp 17, James Maddison 16, Albert Adomah 14).

Millwall manager Neil Harris said "The atmosphere will be electric and I can't want to see my players perform in that scenario; a cauldron of noise with so much at stake for both clubs.

"I'm extremely proud of what the players have done so far but when you have got three games to go it is one last big effort. Can we get enough points to get over the line and try and have a play-off campaign?

"Fulham are under pressure because they should be very close to that top two, if not in it.

"We have no expectation levels on us which means we can go and play with freedom, go and express ourselves and try and impose ourselves on the game."

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