Date: 5th September 2008 at 4:45pm
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Hartlepool travel to Milwall hoping to continue their league form.

Vital Quotes:

‘Millwall is not the easiest of places to go but if we work hard and we shouldn’t have anything to fear’
Danny Wilson

‘Hartlepool will be hard to beat. They beat us last season so we will need to be on top of our form’
Paul Robinson, Millwall Captain

Millwall Team News:

Ritchie Jones is rated 50/50 ahead of this weekend’s clash but after pulling his groin it is expected that he won’t be risked.
Willie Boland and Ben Clark are both out of this clash.
Wilson’s side is yet unclear. After a good performance in midweek from Matty Robson, he could be in contention. Plus if Jones is out, Power may get his place.

Player to watch: Neil Harris

Harris is a proven goalscorer in the lower teirs of football. After recovering from testicular cancer, Harris has been recovering his form and was top scorer in 2002. Harris is fighting for his place after Kandol joined The Lions but after returning from injury, will be yearning for a big performance and most importantly, a goal.

Hartlepool Team News:

Millwall can recall Lewis Grabban, Neil Harris and Gary Alexander.
Marc Laird and Danny Spiller are both forced to sit out.
Tresor Kandol is set to start after a 3 goal start to the season has proved Millwall correct for taking his services.

Player to watch: Jamie Mcunnie

After signing last season, Mcunnie was virtually an ever present. But after losing his place, he has been forced to fight. Wilson admitted that Mcunnie was not a right back and wanted to employ him as a midfielder. After a streak of 3 games in the side he will be striving to continue his run with a good performance.

Match Facts & Stats

The head to head stats are equal.
Hartlepool beat Millwall at The Den last season but Millwall beat Hartlepool at Victoria Park.
History is slim between these two clubs, but the bookies have backed Millwall to take all three points.

Match Prediction:

After a set back on Tuesday night, Hartlepool must return to their good form in the League. Leicester were far too good for Pools and as Pools travel to Millwall they need to put that loss to the back of their mind.
Millwall are beatable. They aren’t the side they used to be and if Pools score early, we could be in for a victory.
Millwall 0 Hartlepool 1

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