Millwall boss set to make changes for FA Cup tie against Rochdale

By Richard Cawley

Millwall boss Neil Harris looks set to make changes for Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Rochdale – with weekend goal hero Tom Elliott one likely switch to his starting line-up.

The big striker scored in the Lions’ barnstorming 4-3 win at Leeds United at the weekend, taking his tally to five in a campaign which has been disrupted by injury niggles.

Steve Morison and Lee Gregory have been the first-choice frontline.

Fred Onyedinma and Ben Thompson, who have also struggled to be regulars since promotion to League One, both netted in the 4-1 victory over Barnsley in the third round at The Den and look likely to get another runout from the start in South London this weekend.

“It is a competition I want to progress in and I’ll pick a team accordingly to do that,” said Harris. “People will be given an opportunity to play. I’ll certainly be picking a senior team.

“It’s going to be an extremely tough fixture because of what the FA Cup means to everybody. I want us to get into that fifth round.”

Millwall face League One opposition fresh off the high of a first away Championship victory of the season at Leeds.

“It was going to take a couple of days to get over the Leeds game – it had so many highs and lows,” said Harris. “But now the focus is firmly on the tie.”

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