Both side’s go into the game on the back of two disappointing results.

Millwall’s 3-1 defeat by Preston at The Den brought the Lions back down to earth following a shock 1-0 win at Derby last Tuesday, leaving Neil Harris scratching his head.

Hull’s impressive December and January form meanwhile has gone out the window with a 5-1 defeat at Brentford on Saturday which almost certainly puts an end to any promotion ambitions.

Nigel Adkins men currently sit 13th in the Championship, ten points above Neil Harris’ side in 20th.

The sides have met twice already this season with Millwall claiming the bragging rights with a 2-2 draw in the league and a 2-1 Shane Ferguson inspired victory to kick-start their FA Cup journey.

The Tigers’ five game winning run is all but a memory now as they’ve lost three of their last five, while Millwall have only won once, (at Derby), in seven league games.

Millwall’s ‘Head to Head' with Hull City

PL:63 W:22 D:18 L:23

Hull City's League Form

PL:33 W:12 D:8 L:13

Last Six Results


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Star Man - Jarrod Bowen

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The 22-year-old has had a phenomenal season, kicking on from his break-through campaign last year.

Scoring 15 times in the 2017/18 season, he’s backed it up already notching 16 times including ten in his last 11 appearances.

Such has been the attacker’s form, interest from top flight clubs- including Tottenham Hotspur, have been rumoured.

The freebie from the now defunct Hereford United, the man who’s almost single-handedly dragged the Tigers from bottom of the league at the beginning of December to almost top half, could be the next star in a long list in recent list that include Harry Maguire and Andy Robertson.

Described as ‘a workaholic with a sweet left foot and an insatiable appetite for goals,’ the Millwall defence will need to be on their guard to keep the potent forward at bay.

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The Manager – Nigel Adkins

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Adkins admitted the final twenty minutes of Hull’s humiliation at Brentford was ‘uncomfortable viewing,’ so he will be looking for a reaction at the KCOM Stadium.

Play-off hopes have diminished and the aim now for the former Southampton manager is to restore the feel-good factor that engulfed the club during their impressive winter months.

If it’s a reaction Adkins is after he’ll have to do it without a host of players.

David Marshall, Jackson Irvine and Fraizer Campbell were all withdrawn with injuries at Griffin Park and are doubts to face Millwall.

There’s still doubt over Kevin Stewart’s while Dan Batty is also expected to miss out. That void in midfield will almost certainly bring rookie Max Sheaf into the squad.

“There will be changes to the team for Millwall, but there was always going to be regardless of the injuries we picked up,” said Adkins.

“We also lost Jackson Irvine in the second half with a leg injury as well and everyone could see him struggling and limping around.

“We need Jackson’s aerial threat in particular against Millwall, so that’s a big issue whether he’s going to fit enough or not.

There was positive news for Adkins however as he revealed both Jordy de Wijs and Reece Burke will start alongside each other at the heart of the Tigers’ defence.