BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Millwall boss Gary Rowett is set to make changes for their FA Cup fourth round tie against Bristol City later this month – and has noted Nakhi Wells’ comments after Monday night’s draw.
The Lions secured their passage with a 2-0 victory at non-league Boreham Wood last weekend.
Rowett said: “I read an article where Nakhi Wells made comments that he was really disappointed they didn’t get a big club. Some of our fans might not care for that or disagree with it.
“I understand if you are a Championship club like Millwall or Bristol City then realistically you want either a top-four club for the excitement that goes with that or one of the lower-seeded teams in the competition. What you generally don’t want is to play against a club that is in your league week in and week out.
“The game comes at the end of a hellish fixture list and both clubs might use it to give some players game time. That’s the hard bit because the FA Cup is normally a massive, massive priority in anyone’s season – certainly at Millwall.
“But there are so many games and so many different scenarios that it is hard to see it as the number one priority. But we’ll try and maintain of the cup and still try and win the game.”
City striker Wells said: “Disappointed that we haven’t got a big club, but it’s another team that we know we are capable of beating to progress to the next round. So we just have to get through our fixtures and approach that fixture with supreme confidence and belief that we can beat them.”
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