Millwall (H)(LC1) Match Preview

United’s second game of the season sees a rematch of last seasons Carabao Cup Second Round game, but this time Millwall are the visitors. They ran out comprehensive winners at the Den last August, but who’ll be on top this time round?

Expected U’s Line-Up: Bonner has said he wants to get minutes into the squad so we expect a few changes with game time for the likes of Simper, Taylor and Lankester on the cards. We can’t imagine he’ll change the system too much, this game essentially being a bit of a free hit, albeit one that we’ll be keen to win.

Mitov, Williams, Taylor, Okedina, Haunstrup, Digby, Simper, Brophy, Janneh, Lankester, Knibbs

Who’s In The Dugout? A familiar face to older U’s fans, Gary Rowett made over 60 appearances for Cambridge between 1991 & 1994, earning himself a move to Premier League Everton. He then took in stints at Derby, Birmingham, Leicester, Charlton and Burton Albion before moving into management with the Brewers in 2012. He’s since managed almost 500 games, mostly around the Midlands at Burton, Birmingham, Derby and Stoke before pitching up at the Den in 2019.

Who’s Their Player To Watch? Journeyman striker Benik Afobe has had a storied career despite only being 29 years old. Best remembered for three seasons with Bournemouth in the Prem, he’s since taken in spells at Wolves, Stoke, Bristol City and Trabsponzor

What’s Their Recent Form Like? They’re currently top of the Championship after beating Stoke 2-0 on Saturday

Any Ex-United Players? Nope, just manager Gary Rowett

Last Time Out: Millwall 3-1 U’s, 24 August 2021

George Williams gave us the lead before Millwall went on to claim a victory at the Den in the Carabao last season

UTAS versus: A new feature in our match previews where one of the UTAS team goes up against a special guest to predict the outcome of the game. One point for getting the outcome correct, 3 points for getting the score correct. This time it’s Micky from That Millwall Pod with his prediction.

UTAS: 2-1 Millwall

That Millwall Pod: 3-0 Millwall

Current Total: UTAS 1, Guests 0

A Matchday Album To Listen To: Everyone’s talking about that new Beyonce album so let’s give it a go – first impressions are it sounds pretty good, drawing inspiration from classic House and featuring a seriously impressive cast of producers including Honey Dijon and Luke Solomon.

From The Archive: U’s 1-5 Millwall, 17 April 2001

Close your eyes for this one as a Shaun Marshall horrorshow allows Stuart Nethercott and Steve Claridge to grab a goal apiece whilst Paul Ifill helped himself to a hat-trick. United only redeemed by a neat Tom Youngs effort in front of the NRE.

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