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Our under-21s, looking for a first win in four games, have a tough assignment this afternoon with our away game against southern group leaders Millwall.

The young Lions lead their league on goal difference ahead of Bristol City although they have played a game more. They’ve been beaten just three times in 22 games. They were beaten 2-1 at Reading in September, at 2-0 at Swansea in October and more recently fell to a 4-2 defeat at Cardiff in February.

Since, they’ve won two and drawn one game with two of those away from home. Their home record this season is six wins and four draws in ten in which they have scored 31 goals. Alongside Swansea, they have scored 54 goals this season in total, the most of any teams in either group.

We go into the game in fourth place in the table. Sheffield United have all but won the north group but a number of teams, including ourselves in fourth place, can still claim the runners-up spot and a play-off spot.

Millwall’s most recent game ended in a 2-1 win at Colchester where their goalscorers were Frankie Hvid, a recent signing from Bromley, and Tom Leahy. Last time out for us was last week’s 1-1 home draw against Peterborough which ended 1-1 with central defender Dan Sassi scoring our goal.

We are still to beat Millwall in the Professional Development League. They beat us 2-1 there in 2017/18 with Tinashe Chakwana scoring our goal. In the following season, at home, we again lost 2-1 with Chakwana again scoring our goal. The last game against them, in August 2019, at Millwall ended in a 1-1 draw with Bobby Thomas, who scored for Barnsley two days ago, on the scoresheet for us.

There has been some confusion over the venue for today’s game with Burnley showing it only this morning on a revised fixture list as Millwall’s training ground. It is being played at The Den and is open to spectators at £5 adults and £1 under-16s.

Kick off today is at 1:30 p.m.

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