As the dust settles on Millwall FA Cup exploits, Neil Harris must now motivate his men as they gear up for Wednesday's vital Championship encounter at promotion chasing Derby County.

Millwall sit in a precarious 20th place in the league, two points above the relegation zone but importantly with two games in hand on those below them, whilst the Rams lurk one spot outside the top six.

Harris has always maintained that league survival is paramount this season and that the FA Cup is a healthy distraction, fans will know more if this statement is true over the course of the next two league outings.

Millwall have not won in the league in five games and are finding it difficult in hitting the back of the net.

They travel to Pride Park where Frank Lampard’s men come in to the game on the back of two disappointing results, a 1-1 draw away at basement club Ipswich in the league, and a 2-1 FA Cup defeat at Brighton on the weekend.

Lampard will be confident at home however having not been beaten at Pride Park since early November.

Latest Millwall Injury News:

Alex Pearce can’t face his parent club.

James Meredith will need a late fitness test after injuring his calf in training, while Shauin Hutchinson is expected to resume his place at centre half after sitting out the weekend's FA Cup tie at Wimbledon with a neck muscle injruy.

Millwall are also hoping Tom Elliott is fit to play at Pride Park.

“Tom played 30 minutes at Wimbledon but had only trained one day in 12," Harris told News at Den.

"Tom was out six-and-a-half weeks so to play from the start would be a big ask for him.

“What we’ve not got is three games in six days so I have to make sure I pick the right mix of players.”

Millwall’s ‘Head to Head' with Derby County

PL:55 W:20 D:15 L:20

Derby County League Form

PL:31 W:14 D:9 L:8

Last Six Results


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Star Man – Harry Wilson

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The 21-year-old Welsh international has shone on each of his loan spells from Liverpool.

At Hull in League One he scored seven in just 13 appearances in six months last season, and this season, at a higher level he’s continued that form with ten goals in 23 games.

His purple patch of scoring eight in 11 games may be over but he offers much more than goals to Frank Lampard.

Playing on the flank or through the middle the youngster has an eye for a pass, and is capable of turning defence into attack in the blink of an eye.

A fierce dead-ball striker, Harris’ men will need to be weary of giving away free-kicks around the area as Wilson will only have one thing on his mind.

He has magic in his left leg, funny how Wales seem to produce left-footers.

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The Manager – Frank Lampard

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Everyone knows about Lampard the player and the success he had, so it was no surprise that his managerial career followed suit at the start of the season.

Winning four of his opening six league games, managerial life was made to look easy, but in recent months the former Chelsea man has seen his side have a dip in form leaving themselves just outside the play-offs.

There have been signs of improvement, and bolstered by the arrival of Ashley Cole recently, Lampard will be expecting a flurry of wins to catapult the Rams into the top six.

On Millwall:

“They have a specific way of playing; they are direct and it suits their players. “They are well-managed and they have good players.

“I have absolute belief that if we give everything we have, we can push up the table.

“I’m aware of the powerful teams behind us, teams that will want to be in the play-offs.”

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