Millwall v City. Match preview

Last updated : 07 April 2004 By Michael Morris
Cardiff are either playing Millwall at the best time or the worst possible time tonight.

The Lion's will be running on adrenaline after Sundays FA Cup semi final win and it could go either way them tonight.

Cardiff must stick to the task and look for a 4th straight league victory. With Wigan and Sunderland winning last night the number of available play off places are diminishing so City have to win to keep in touch.

City expect to be unchanged with Daniel Gabbidon and John Robinson recovering from knocks received against Gillingham.

Millwall as previously reported are without Muscat and Ifill and boss Dennis Wise is a doubt.

Millwall have the upperhand on the teams in recent fixtures. The last two leage games and a League Cup fixture all going the way of the Londoners. City's last result was a 1 - 1 home draw on the opening day of the 99 / 2000 season and before that City last win against Millwall was an FA Cup win in January 1987. The last league victory City achieved was over 21 years ago in Feb 1983.

Tonights referee is Mick Fletcher of Worcestershire with his assistants Fred Graham and Eric Mackrell.

Fletcher was in charge when we lost to Reading earlier in the season and last season covered our FA Cup win over Tranmere and our League Cup win at Boston. He's a very experienced ref at this level and records show him in charge of City games back as far as 1998.

This game is the biggest domestic match in the UK tonight so there will be coverage on Radio 5 as well as Radio Wales. There is full comentary on line for subscribers to Cardiff City World.

Kick off from the New Den is at 7:45pm.