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Preview: Bolton Wanderers v Millwall

No-one likes them, no-one likes them, no-one likes them, cos they're twats

Millwall v Bradford City - Sky Bet League One Play Off: Second Leg Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

On the heels of Saturday's disappointing 1-0 loss away to Peterborough United, the (once) mighty Bolton Wanderers welcome 9th placed Millwall to the Reebok in an important, must-win game.

Managed by former striker Neil Harris, the Lions have had a stop-start season with runs of victories and defeats making it difficult for them to put together any sort of sustained run of form.

They opened the season with three wins from five, which itself led to a run of no wins in six games. They will arrive at the Reebok with four wins from their last five, meaning that it is something of a battle of the in-form teams what with Wanderers only losing one of their last eight.

Their EFL Trophy form has been much more consistent, bringing three wins from three games in the competition.

My Millwall player to watch is Steve Morison. The former Norwich City and Leeds United striker may be pushing on in terms of years, but he is in good form with nine goals already this season. His form is complimented by that of Lee Gregory, who has impressed at the club since joining from Halifax Town in 2014.

One familiar face in the Millwall ranks is ex-Wanderer Gregg Wylde who was a minor part of our relegated Premier League side back in the day. Indeed there are players on both sides of the divide, with Millwall fans still being butthurt over the departure of Mark Beevers in the summer.

Bolton go into the game without first choice goalkeeper Mark Howard, who will be out until February with a hand injury suffered in the Peterborough defeat. Ben Alnwick will come in to replace him.

Injury doubts remain over Sammy Ameobi too, much to my dismay. The Newcastle United loanee has been in good form lately and it wasn't too long ago that he scored a long-range belter against Millwall when the sides met back in October.

Wanderers won 2-0 that day, and I am expecting something similar come 5pm on Saturday.