Coventry City v Millwall.
By The West Terrace
Friday 25 Jan 2008 22:02:08
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Coventry City v Millwall.


In what could be a make or break game for Iain Dowie, Coventry take on the not so mighty Lions in the fourth round of the F.A Cup.

In a much welcome diversion from the bread and butter of the Championship Coventry must go into the game as favourites to beat the League 1 outfit on home soil, but only just. Millwall, who threw away a two goal lead midweek to draw 2-2 against third placed Nottingham Forest must surely take some confidence from that game and will test the Sky Blues in a game where all the pressure will be on Iain Dowie and his team after some poor performances of late.

The last 5 home games against Millwall has produced 2 wins and 3 losses so the form book doesn't look great, the last time the City played them at the Ricoh it resulted in an unconvincing 1-0 victory against the 10 men of Millwall. This is the third time Coventry and Millwall have met in the Cup, both previous times City have knocked the Lions out.

Coventry go into the game without Kyle, (suspension(there is a God!)) and Michael Hughes (thigh) and a whole host of problems in the defence (Turner, Hall and Hawkins injured with deZeeuw suspended) so who Dowie plays at the back and where is anyones guess. No change there then!

Millwall, who's only victory in the last five games was the 2-1 home win against Walsall in the F.A Cup replay and have not won on their travels since beating Leyton Orient by a goal to nil way back at the beginning of December, will feel they have nothing to prove and Coventry will need to be at their best early on to keep the Lions at bay. After a poor recent run, some of Millwall's key players (Bignot, Brkovic, Whitbreadare) returning to the squad and with recent signings of Forbes from Blackpool and new keeper Rhys Evans, Millwall have the potential to cause an upset.

In the last few days it has been rumoured that keeper Lenny Pidgeley lost his place to the new arrival Evans after becoming a target of a section of the Millwall crowd and new boss Jackett telling him to find a new Club. This is the second time this season a Millwall player has been hounded out of the Club by the boo boys with Ben May moving to Scunthorpe at the start of the year.
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