Millwall v Scunthorpe

03 December 2010 01:27
Millwall midfielder Liam Trotter is doubtful for the visit of his former club because of a a hamstring problem.Recent signing Josh McQuoid is set to join the squad, while Kevin Lisbie (knee), Chris Hackett (hip) and Danny Schofield (thigh) face fitness tests.

Scunthorpe's Garry Thompson (groin) and Sam Togwell (knee) are back, and Martyn Woolford has recovered from a virus.

But Niall Canavan (knee), David Mirfin (foot) and Michael Raynes (thigh) all remain sidelined.

MATCH PREVIEW The return to fitness of Sam Togwell and Garry Thompson is a timely boost for Scunthorpe, who have been ravaged by injuries and have slumped to one place outside the relegation zone after a dismal run of results.

Since a great win at Humber rivals Hull, The Iron have suffered four defeats in a row. No team has lost five Championship games on the trot so far this season.

Ian Baraclough's side have conceded a total of 15 goals in their last five matches, which bodes well for a Millwall team that once again find themselves up against one of the Championship's strugglers.

This will be the Lions' fourth consecutive match against a team currently in the bottom five. They drew 0-0 at Preston last weekend, having won at Middlesbrough and lost at home to Sheffield United.

MATCH FACTS Head-to-head

• Scunthorpe have won five of the 10 previous matches between these clubs.

Have your say on this match • The Lions' only home league victory over Scunthorpe was in November 1983.


• Millwall have won one of their last six matches, and only three of their last 16.

• The Lions are scoring, on average, every 11.57 attempts. That is the worst ratio in the Championship.

• Millwall are the only side in the Championship to have gained the same number of points away this season as they have at home (12).


• Scunthorpe have won three of their last 14 matches, losing nine of them.

• Five of their six league victories - and 15 of their 20 points this season - have been gained away from home.

• The Iron have already secured as many away points as they did throughout the whole of last season.

• United's tally of 20 points after their first 19 games is their lowest total for 11 years.

Source: BBC_Sport