Swansea have not adapted to life in the Championship as well as they would’ve hoped having dropped down from the top division.

Having seen their top talent loaned out or sold in the summer Graham Potter has performed admirably galvanising a squad into a side who are looking to force their way into the play-offs.

Sitting in 13th they find themselves six points from sixth place and will be looking for maximum points at The Liberty Stadium when the Lions visit.

In Nathan Dyer, Wayne Routledge and Leroy Fer they have the experience to guide a relatively young side through the topsy-turvy life of the second tier.

Victories over Sheffield United, Blackburn and QPR provide evidence on the quality and performances they can produce, but like their last season in the Premiership they are also capable of putting in displays which leave one wondering. Notably defeats by Ipswich, Norwich and Bristol City.

In the reverse fixture the Swans overcame an early red-card to Courtney Baker-Richardson to come from behind to take the points thanks to goals from Kyle Naughton and Oli McBurnie.

Millwall’s Head to Head With Swansea

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P:30 W:11 D:8 L:11

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Oli McBurnie is on fire.

Having scored five goals in his last four league appearances the 22-year-old Scot has been the Swans go to player this season.

Having scored the winner at The Den in early September Neil Harris will be aware of the dangers he will bring.

He doesn’t possess great speed but what he does do as well as anyone in the division is hold the ball up and bring his midfield in to the game. He would’ve been the sort of player Harris would’ve chased in January.

He very rarely moves from the centre of the pitch and has a knack of being at the right place at the right time for when Routledge or Dyer put the ball in the danger zone.

“Everyone says I’m a throwback," said the forward.

The Steve Claridge shout – I get that one a lot. The way I look is not the way everybody else looks on the pitch. Even the way I play – people say I look clumsy, leggy, all that sort of thing. I guess I’m unorthodox but it works to my advantage, because I get underestimated all the time.”

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Graham Potter’s first season in charge at the Welsh club has been testing, both on and off the pitch.

He may have come with little reputation but he’s won over the Swans faithful who’ve been understanding with what he’s had to work with.

Despite defeat last time out at Bristol City, Potter has seen his side got through January undefeated, which earned the manager a nomination for Manager of the Month.

“It was a thrilling win up there, but they are going really well at the moment on the back of a cup run where they beat Everton,” said Potter on the visit of Millwall.

“So they are a team that is really effective and they know what their strengths are. They are hard to play against and it will be a real test for us, particularly at set plays.

“They are well-organised and have some good players in there, but we are looking forward to the game and it will be nice to get to the Liberty, play in front of our supporters and enjoy the game.”