Millwall v Bristol City team line-ups: Matt Smith leads attack against former club

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Matt Smith faces his former club Bristol City this afternoon – the striker one of three changes made by Millwall manager Gary Rowett.

The Lions have not scored in four of their last six Championship fixtures and it is the front areas that see changes made.

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Mason Bennett both drop to the bench with Tom Bradshaw lining up alongside Smith in what looks set to be a 4-4-2 formation.

That switch in system sees Alex Pearce also make way with Connor Mahoney (below) handed a start on the Millwall left.

Millwall v West Bromwich Albion SkyBet Championship, The Den, 09 February 2020

The Lions have scored fewer Championship goals during February – two – than any other side.

Smith has eight goals this season but has not netted since the 2-0 win over Reading in mid-January.

Bradshaw has 10 in all competitions but his last league goal came on New Year’s Day, a 3-1 victory over Luton Town. He also netted in the comfortable FA Cup victory over Newport County.

Ben Thompson (ankle), Shaun Williams (back) and Frank Fielding (bicep) are all ruled out due to injury.

Millwall: Bialkowski, Romeo, Cooper, Hutchinson, M Wallace, J Wallace, Molumby, Woods, Mahoney, Smith, Bradshaw. Subs: Steele, Ferguson, Pearce, Bennett, O’Brien, Bodvarsson, Skalak.

Bristol City: Maenpaa, Dasilva, Nagy, Baker, Smith, Diedhiou, O’Dowda, Weimann, Paterson, Kalas, Pereira. Subs: Wollacott, Hunt, Eliasson, Wells, Williams, Benkovic, Massengo.

PHOTO BY KEITH GILLARD


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