Millwall host 12th placed Birmingham City on Wednesday night as Neil Harris’ men will be looking to extend their unbeaten run at The Den to five games.

Despite their 4-2 defeat to local rivals Aston Villa on Sunday, Birmingham are a transformed side under Garry Monk.

By taking three points away at playoff hopefuls Leeds and Stoke, The Blues have already gained valuable points on the road this season and they will be looking to add Millwall to that collection of scalps.

However, last season’s fixture saw the Lions grind out a 2-0 victory so Harris will be confident that his side can repeat the same.

The Lions shaky defense could blight hopes of a victory as they are conceding 1.6 goals a game on average, compared with that statistic only being 1 goal per game albeit being in the same position in the league.

Sitting above the relegation zone only by goal difference, Millwall are in frantic need of three points but their lack of striking options could prove detrimental to the hopes of repeating the joy of beating Birmingham last season.

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The Lions have lost three of their four registered strikers to injury within a fortnight after, Tom Bradshaw (ACL), Steve Morrison (Hamstring) and Tom Elliot (Hamstring) have all been ruled out of the fixture.

Harris replaced the injured Tom Elliot with Aiden O’Brien who is often used on the left flank but has been deployed as a lone striker recently while on International duty for Ireland.

Speaking to the Millwall FC official website following the 1-1 draw with Bolton on Saturday, Harris said:

“I thought the three subs were excellent. Aiden [O’Brien] came on and showed what he’s all about - he’s different to our other strikers, getting cleverly between lines and saw elements of really good play in him. He was maybe a little rusty playing further up the park – but that comes with game time.

“Realistically, it looks like we’re going to have no target man for the game – it appears it will be a period of time with Tom, and we will be limited with our attacking options.”

Harris however, will be hoping that O’Brien gets the WD40 out and sprays away that rust against Birmingham on Wednesday as if the Lions are going gain three points then the Irish man is going to have to eat his managers words and perform.