Bolton Wanderers vs Millwall, Championship Preview

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After another fruitless showing against Norwich City, Millwall travel to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) in desperate need of points to move away from the drop zone.

There were fears this weekend’s game might not go ahead earlier this week with safety concerns raised as the Trotters currently face financial turmoil as well as almost certain Championship relegation.

Should the hosts want to find a scrap of comfort then they might do so in the fact Millwall have won just one of the last 10 meetings (drawn four, lost five), with that sole win coming at the University of Bolton Stadium last season.

Ben Marshall may have scored and contributed an assist in that 2-0 win but he has yet to contribute to a goal directly in seven appearances since re-signing for the Lions in January.

However, he could return to the starting line-up after being ineligible against his parent club last weekend although Shane Ferguson will be keen to retain his place after being one of few Lions who impressed against table-topping Norwich.

Ben Thompson was another who impressed against the Canaries and has to start – the issue for Harris is finding the most effective midfield partner for the academy graduate.

Shaun Williams was that man at the weekend and, despite scoring, was limited in his offering to a struggling Lions side with many calling for Ryan Tunnicliffe to be given another try alongside Thompson – a partnership that impressed in the 2-1 away defeat at Hull City.

One player who will be out for the rest of the season though is Murray Wallace, who was injured in that defeat.

James Meredith started at left-back at the weekend after coming back from injury himself but still looks some way short of the outstanding performances of last season.

Meanwhile Bolton boss Phil Parkinson will not be on the touchline for the clash having been given a two-game ban following a fracas during his side’s defeat to Leeds United last month.

Victory for Millwall would almost certainly rule out any great escape for Wanderers while the Lions could move four points clear of the drop zone with a win.

Prediction: 1-1

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