Sheffield Wednesday Manager Stuart Gray has insisted that he expects a very tough battle at The Den against Millwall this evening.
Relegation threatened Millwall are on a run of draws over the last few weeks and find themselves lodged in the Championship's bottom three fighting for their lives in the relegation zone.
Sitting just three points from safety, it's a feeling Millwall fans have had all too often in recent seasons. Wednesday boss Gray knows that his side must take the positives from the defeat at league leaders Derby County.
Speaking to swfc.co.uk ahead of the game, the manager explained: "They are down there fighting and scrapping, but we have got to build on the performance we gave at Derby.
"I was looking for a reaction after being poor at Ipswich and there were positives we can take from the game. Derby are top of the league, we've given them a good game and we have to make sure we turn up on Tuesday.
"Any game you go to at Millwall, you have got to be prepared, mentally right and physically ready for the challenge."
In search of form
Millwall and their boss Ian Holloway are seeking a first win on home soil since October. A win against middle table Wednesday who themselves are without a win in seven, could provide the Lion with a much needed boost in their fight for Championship survival.
Wednesday on the flip side will be looking for a stimulus to kick start their season that in early January looked to involve a play-off push, but following a torrid run of form and lack of goals a position in mid table seems to be beckoning this season.
A match at Millwall could of come at the right time for Stuart Gray and his team. But with a multi-million pound takeover and a passionate fan base yearning for a return to the glitz of the Premier League, Wednesday players will want to start building for next season.
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