BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Gary Rowett and his Millwall management team will be attendance when the club’s U18s take on Chelsea tonight in the FA Youth Cup quarter-final.
The Lions are huge underdogs heading into the tie.
They knocked out AFC Bournemouth in the previous round to set up a last-eight meeting at Stamford Bridge.
Millwall quickly sold out their allocation of 1,000 tickets and Chelsea refused to grant them a bigger away following.
Rowett said: “I’m really looking forward to the game.
“I’ve always said the same – it is really important, where we can, that we support the young players. We saw them against Fleetwood, and then watched a live stream of the Bournemouth match.
“I’ll be sending them a little text today wishing them all the best.
“We’ve got some really good players in the U18 group and I suppose tonight will be the ultimate test because Chelsea are so strong at youth level.
“It’s a great experience to see which of our players step up and embrace the occasion and which ones it affects a little more. That is what this competition is all about.”
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