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Nathan Ellington is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by David Forde.
Darren Carter produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
Unfair challenge on Nathan Ellington by Nadjim Abdou results in a free kick. Craig Morgan restarts play with the free kick.
John Marquis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bailey Wright. Free kick taken by Iain Turner.
Shot from outside the area by Tamika Mkandawire misses to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Eddie Johnson on Hameur Bouazza. Free kick taken by Tony Craig.
Shot from outside the box by Keith Treacy misses to the left of the goal.
Hameur Bouazza has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Paul Hayes challenges Darren Purse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Forde.
Andros Townsend produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Keith Treacy takes a shot. Tony Craig gets a block in.
Keith Treacy takes the inswinging corner, David Forde makes a save.
Keith Treacy fouled by James Henry, the ref awards a free kick. Keith Treacy restarts play with the free kick. Effort on goal by Darren Carter from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
Barry Nicholson fouled by Hameur Bouazza, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Barry Nicholson.
Andros Townsend takes a shot. Ian Ashbee gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Andros Townsend from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Billy Jones. Alan Dunne goes off and Tony Craig comes on. Inswinging corner taken by Andros Townsend, Bailey Wright manages to make a clearance. Short corner taken by Hameur Bouazza, Effort on goal by Andros Townsend from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Dunne by Nathan Ellington. David Forde takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Alan Dunne on Keith Treacy, free kick awarded. Alan Dunne is cautioned. Hameur Bouazza joins the action as a substitute, replacing Josh McQuoid. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Keith Treacy.
James Henry takes a shot. Iain Turner makes a save.
Iain Turner gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Josh McQuoid. Iain Turner goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Placed penalty scored by James Henry. Millwall 4-0 Preston.
Unfair challenge on Andros Townsend by Ian Ashbee results in a free kick. Ian Ashbee is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. James Henry produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Paul Hayes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Brown. (Preston) makes a substitution, with Nathan Ellington coming on for Iain Hume. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andros Townsend, Keith Treacy makes a clearance.
Iain Hume takes a shot. Darren Purse gets a block in.
James Henry takes a shot. Bailey Wright gets a block in.
John Marquis fires in a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Millwall 3-0 Preston.The assist for the goal came from Nadjim Abdou.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by James Henry.
The official flags Chris Brown offside. David Forde restarts play with the free kick.
Keith Treacy takes a shot. Darren Purse gets a block in. Keith Treacy takes a shot. David Forde makes a save.
John Marquis is caught offside. Iain Turner takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andros Townsend, Iain Turner makes a save.
Eddie Johnson takes a shot. Save by David Forde.
Unfair challenge on John Marquis by Eddie Johnson results in a free kick. Eddie Johnson is shown a yellow card. James Henry restarts play with the free kick.
Andros Townsend has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.
Nadjim Abdou on for Liam Trotter.
Unfair challenge on Craig Morgan by John Marquis results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Iain Turner.
Chris Brown is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by David Forde.
Josh McQuoid gets on the score sheet with a goal from long range to the top left corner of the goal. Millwall 2-0 Preston.The assist for the goal came from John Marquis.
Bailey Wright joins the action as a substitute, replacing Bongani Khumalo. Corner taken by James Henry, Darren Purse finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Millwall 1-0 Preston.
Billy Jones fouled by John Marquis, the ref awards a free kick. Iain Turner restarts play with the free kick.
James Henry takes a corner.
Eddie Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Henry. David Forde restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Keith Treacy, save made by David Forde.
Keith Treacy takes a shot. Alan Dunne gets a block in.
Foul by Chris Brown on Alan Dunne, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by David Forde.
Josh McQuoid has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
Andros Townsend takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Ashbee.
The official flags Iain Hume offside. David Forde takes the free kick.
John Marquis takes a shot. Save by Iain Turner. Iain Hume fouled by Tamika Mkandawire, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Morgan.
Effort on goal by Josh McQuoid from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Foul by Darren Purse on Chris Brown, free kick awarded. Keith Treacy restarts play with the free kick.
Chris Brown takes a shot. Save by David Forde.
Tamika Mkandawire concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Ashbee. Barry Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.
James Henry takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Morgan. Inswinging corner taken by Liam Trotter, Shot from just outside the area by Andros Townsend goes over the bar.
Eddie Johnson takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
Effort from inside the penalty box by James Henry hits the post. Josh McQuoid takes a shot. Blocked by Bongani Khumalo. Andros Townsend takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Darren Carter manages to make a clearance.
Darren Carter takes a shot.
Liam Trotter takes a shot. Save by Iain Turner. Corner taken right-footed by Liam Trotter, James Henry takes a shot. Save made by Iain Turner. James Henry takes a corner.
Unfair challenge on Scott Barron by Keith Treacy results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andros Townsend.
Iain Hume produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
John Marquis takes a shot. Save made by Iain Turner.
Shot by Darren Carter from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
Bongani Khumalo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Henry. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Andros Townsend.
Striker crisis for Lions
Millwall manager Kenny Jackett is without all three of his senior strikers for the visit of Preston.
Top scorer Steve Morison is in the middle of a three-match suspension for his red card against Bristol City last week, and veteran Neil Harris is now also banned for three games after he was sent off against Coventry on Saturday.
With Kevin Lisbie still missing with an ankle injury, Jackett will look to Josh McQuoid, who has yet to score since joining from Bournemouth in December, to lead the attack.
Hameur Bouazza and John Marquis can also play up front while Jackett is considering youth-team striker Aiden O'Brien for a place in the squad.
Skipper Paul Robinson will be assessed after he pulled out of the warm-up against Coventry with a rib injury.
Preston defender Leon Cort could give boss Phil Brown a timely boost.
Cort has missed the last eight matches due to a hamstring problem, but will definitely travel to London and could be included in the matchday squad.
Fellow defender Sean St Ledger, out for five games after sustaining a knee injury during training last month, remains sidelined.
Striker Paul Parry could return to the squad after he missed last Saturday's 3-1 win over Sheffield United as his wife gave birth.
Defender David Gray remains a long-term absentee after fracturing his leg.
Brown's side have collected 13 points out of 18 available from their last six matches and last Saturday's win lifted them to within four points of safety with four games remaining.
Lions maul poor Preston
Phil Brown's bid to save Preston from relegation was dealt a hammer blow as Millwall kept alive their npower Championship play-off hopes with a thumping victory.
Lions defender Darren Purse headed the hosts in front in the 42nd minute and Josh McQuoid added a second two minutes later.
North End's 22nd defeat of the season was confirmed after the break as John Marquis added a third before James Henry's penalty sealed the rout.
The result lifted Millwall to within two points of sixth-placed Nottingham Forest and left Preston five points from safety with only three games remaining.
The visitors have showed signs of significant improvement in recent weeks and they threatened inside the third minute when midfielder Darren Carter hit a 25-yard shot which flew narrowly over the crossbar.
Moments later it was Millwall's turn to go close as Marquis drilled in a shot from 18 yards which Preston's on-loan Everton goalkeeper Iain Turner was equal to.
Iain Hume then saw a 20-yard shot flash just wide but Millwall went close again in the ninth minute when Liam Trotter's fierce 12-yard strike was expertly tipped around a post by Turner.
From the subsequent corner by Trotter, Henry fired goalwards from 20 yards and Turner was again on hand to tip the ball round a post.
Carter then threatened from distance again for Preston but Millwall were always dangerous in front of goal and McQuoid and Marquis both went close before the opening goal finally arrived in the 42nd minute.
Henry's inswinging corner from the left flank was met by Purse and the defender's firm header flew into the net from six yards out.
Preston were dealt another blow shortly after as on-loan Tottenham defender Bongani Khumalo had to go off injured and was replaced by youngster Bailey Wright.
The disruption seemed to affect Preston as Millwall immediately grabbed their second when McQuoid took a pass from Marquis and fired into the top left corner with a superb right-footed strike from 30 yards.
Millwall lost Trotter to injury at half-time and replaced him with Nadjim Abdou.
And Abdou was instrumental in helping Millwall get their third goal in the 54th minute.
His neat pass was met by Marquis who fired a low left-footed shot into the net from six yards.
Preston boss Brown made a double substitution on the hour, replacing strikers Chris Brown and Hume with Paul Hayes and Nathan Ellington respectively.
However, it soon got worse for Preston as Millwall made it four in the 65th minute.
Turner felled McQuoid and Henry stepped up to fire home from the penalty spot into the top right corner.
Henry went close to scoring again in the 67th minute when his 12-yard shot was well saved by Turner and then Andros Townsend fired over the bar.
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