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Brentford’s Daniel Bentley is the ‘best goalkeeper outside the Premier League’, says Millwall boss

Brentford’s Daniel Bentley is the ‘best goalkeeper outside the Premier League’, says Millwall boss

Championship results: Fulham claim late draw vs Preston, Brentford beat Millwall as QPR hold Sunderland

Championship results: Fulham claim late draw vs Preston, Brentford beat Millwall as QPR hold Sunderland

Neil Harris not playing blame game after Millwall's season hits new low

Neil Harris not playing blame game after Millwall's season hits new low

Neil Harris not playing blame game after Millwall's season hits new low

Neil Harris not playing blame game after Millwall's season hits new low

Hope Powell: ‘I’m a builder, so this is great for me – it is what I like to do’ | Suzanne Wrack

Hope Powell watches her Brighton side prepare to take on Millwall Lionesses. Powell was sacked by England in 2013 and says Brighton ‘just felt right’ for her return.

Martin O'Neill happy to throw in Scott Hogan for Ireland debut against Moldova

Martin O’Neill will unleash a new generation of strikers against Moldova as he tries to reignite the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualification campaign. Ireland need to beat the group minnows on Friday night to set up a mouthwatering final game against Wales to determine which of them secures a play-off spot to compete for a place in Russia next year. O’Neill has been able to name Aston Villa forward Scott Hogan in an Ireland squad for the first time after he received his Irish passport last month, following his decision to play for the country where all four of his grandparents were born. There has also been a first call-up for Preston North End’s Sean Maguire, so prolific for Cork City in the League of Ireland before moving to England over the summer, as well as Millwall’s exciting prospect Aiden O’Brien. It means the Ireland squad has a fresher, less predictable feel and given the fact his team need to win both of their remaining games, O’Neill sounds like he is in the mood to take a gamble on some of the new faces. Martin O'Neill is yet to decide whether he would be willing to sign a new contract to stay on with the Ireland side after the end of the qualification campaign Credit: REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili “Sometimes you might be a bit concerned about throwing a young lad into a big, big game,” said O’Neill, who is yet to decide whether he will extend his contract with the Football Association of Ireland beyond this qualification campaign. “But, by the same token, some young lads come in and just accept the pressure. That is something you will get to know during the course of time. I don't mind risking it. “I wouldn't have a problem, if I thought over the next couple of days, that someone could eke out a goal for us. There's every possibility that could happen, I wouldn't have a problem. "It's nice and fresh to see some kids coming in, you can see the excitement and enthusiasm. Eventually, I suppose, you are hoping that over the course of time that these players become fully fledged international players as the older players drop away. It's exciting and you see young O'Brien and it is the same with young Maguire." O’Neill is particularly enthused by Hogan’s decision to play for Ireland, as he is the sort of in the box predator Ireland have lacked ever since Robbie Keane retired last year. “I think what I like is his ability in the box to forge a chance for himself and score,” added O’Neill "I think that he can improve greatly on his hold up play outside the penalty area and I have said that to him. “But he can certainly work the ball in the penalty area. He will have a shot and I definitely think that he is a goalscorer.”

Martin O'Neill happy to throw in Scott Hogan for Ireland debut against Moldova

Martin O’Neill will unleash a new generation of strikers against Moldova as he tries to reignite the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualification campaign. Ireland need to beat the group minnows on Friday night to set up a mouthwatering final game against Wales to determine which of them secures a play-off spot to compete for a place in Russia next year. O’Neill has been able to name Aston Villa forward Scott Hogan in an Ireland squad for the first time after he received his Irish passport last month, following his decision to play for the country where all four of his grandparents were born. There has also been a first call-up for Preston North End’s Sean Maguire, so prolific for Cork City in the League of Ireland before moving to England over the summer, as well as Millwall’s exciting prospect Aiden O’Brien. It means the Ireland squad has a fresher, less predictable feel and given the fact his team need to win both of their remaining games, O’Neill sounds like he is in the mood to take a gamble on some of the new faces. Martin O'Neill is yet to decide whether he would be willing to sign a new contract to stay on with the Ireland side after the end of the qualification campaign Credit: REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili “Sometimes you might be a bit concerned about throwing a young lad into a big, big game,” said O’Neill, who is yet to decide whether he will extend his contract with the Football Association of Ireland beyond this qualification campaign. “But, by the same token, some young lads come in and just accept the pressure. That is something you will get to know during the course of time. I don't mind risking it. “I wouldn't have a problem, if I thought over the next couple of days, that someone could eke out a goal for us. There's every possibility that could happen, I wouldn't have a problem. "It's nice and fresh to see some kids coming in, you can see the excitement and enthusiasm. Eventually, I suppose, you are hoping that over the course of time that these players become fully fledged international players as the older players drop away. It's exciting and you see young O'Brien and it is the same with young Maguire." O’Neill is particularly enthused by Hogan’s decision to play for Ireland, as he is the sort of in the box predator Ireland have lacked ever since Robbie Keane retired last year. “I think what I like is his ability in the box to forge a chance for himself and score,” added O’Neill "I think that he can improve greatly on his hold up play outside the penalty area and I have said that to him. “But he can certainly work the ball in the penalty area. He will have a shot and I definitely think that he is a goalscorer.”

Brentford squander lead in Middlesbrough draw as Millwall lose at home to Barnsley

Brentford squander lead in Middlesbrough draw as Millwall lose at home to Barnsley

Bournemouth's Callum Wilson looks dejected

Britain Football Soccer - Millwall v AFC Bournemouth - FA Cup Third Round - The New Den - 7/1/17 Bournemouth's Callum Wilson looks dejected Reuters / Dylan Martinez Livepic

Championship results: Millwall and Fulham win, QPR and Brentford draw

Championship results: Millwall and Fulham win, QPR and Brentford draw

Gordon Strachan preparing for long-haul if Scotland qualify for 2018 World Cup

Gordon Strachan could still be Scotland manager in 2020 if his players qualify for the World Cup finals in Russia. The Scots must beat Slovakia and Slovenia and negotiate the play-offs to book a place in next summer’s tournament climax and, although Strachan would not be drawn on specifics, he hinted strongly that he could have another campaign in him if the current process is successful. “It all depends on a lot of things but I’d rather give that a body swerve just now so I can really enjoy what’s coming up,” he said. “It’s going to be just a fantastic, fantastic occasion. It’s one of these things where you go, ‘Right, I’m looking forward to that’. “The excitement has started already. Once I flew up here this morning to name the squad and you get ready to go, it really is exciting. “To be able to take them, the players, the staff and all the rest would be just fantastic. But you know how hard this is going to be. The two hurdles are very hard.” Strachan made his comments after announcing a 26-man squad for the double header against Slovakia, at Hampden Park on October 5 and Slovenia in Ljublijana three days later. One notable return was that of Liam Cooper, whose contribution to the Leeds United central defence has helped the Elland Road side top the Championship in England with only a single defeat in nine outings. Scotland face a stiff task to make it to the 2018 World Cup Credit: pa “He's playing well in a winning side,” Strachan said. “He's a big influence, he's captain there now and that's big progress for Leeds and himself. I probably should have had him in the last squad to be honest so I made sure I didn't make the same mistake again.” Also back in the reckoning are Stoke City’s Darren Fletcher and his Sheffield Wednesday namesake, Steven, as well as the Millwall goalkeeper, Jordan Archer. Russell Martin and Steven Naismith were omitted because they have not been starting at Norwich City. “They would like to be included but at the moment they know, and I know, that not being in the Norwich squad is not conducive to what they normally bring to our squad. We will miss them in terms of professionalism and enthusiasm but we have to weigh that up with taking guys away for eight days. “I spoke to them and they're in agreement with me that's it's probably best, but they want to be on call, they'll be ready in case they are needed.” Craig Gordon’s next appearance will see him into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame with 50 caps. The Celtic goalkeeper’s attitude was praised by the manager. “He didn’t have a club at one point and Jim Stewart (Scotland goalkeeping coach) was bringing him just to come along and have a game.  “Players determine where they are going. I keep hearing about this ‘pathway’ for kids. Make your own pathway. He dealt with that and has been fantastic. I mean fantastic.” Strachan was full of praise for Scott Brown Credit: getty images Another Celtic player who has commanded headlines lately is Scott Brown, who was confronted by the Rangers manager, Pedro Caixinha, at half-time in Saturday’s Old Firm derby, an incident that only served to prompt the Hoops captain to fresh endeavours in the champions’ 2-0 victory. Strachan revealed that Brown’s famous stare was a feature of almost every dressing room exchange between himself and the player. “He has no reaction to whatever you say to him. I remember saying, ‘I think we should get a doctor to see him.’ He just kept staring at me!” Strachan said. “Doesn’t matter if you were calling him the best player in the world or the worst player in the world his expression would stay the same. It’s a bit off-putting at times. “He’s figured out what he’s good at and other coaches have helped him and he’s taken it on board. Through the years he’s picked up information, kept it in his head and got better. “I see more professionalism off the park. He realises now he’s a role model to everyone being the captain of Celtic and Scotland.”

Gordon Strachan preparing for long-haul if Scotland qualify for 2018 World Cup

Gordon Strachan could still be Scotland manager in 2020 if his players qualify for the World Cup finals in Russia. The Scots must beat Slovakia and Slovenia and negotiate the play-offs to book a place in next summer’s tournament climax and, although Strachan would not be drawn on specifics, he hinted strongly that he could have another campaign in him if the current process is successful. “It all depends on a lot of things but I’d rather give that a body swerve just now so I can really enjoy what’s coming up,” he said. “It’s going to be just a fantastic, fantastic occasion. It’s one of these things where you go, ‘Right, I’m looking forward to that’. “The excitement has started already. Once I flew up here this morning to name the squad and you get ready to go, it really is exciting. “To be able to take them, the players, the staff and all the rest would be just fantastic. But you know how hard this is going to be. The two hurdles are very hard.” Strachan made his comments after announcing a 26-man squad for the double header against Slovakia, at Hampden Park on October 5 and Slovenia in Ljublijana three days later. One notable return was that of Liam Cooper, whose contribution to the Leeds United central defence has helped the Elland Road side top the Championship in England with only a single defeat in nine outings. Scotland face a stiff task to make it to the 2018 World Cup Credit: pa “He's playing well in a winning side,” Strachan said. “He's a big influence, he's captain there now and that's big progress for Leeds and himself. I probably should have had him in the last squad to be honest so I made sure I didn't make the same mistake again.” Also back in the reckoning are Stoke City’s Darren Fletcher and his Sheffield Wednesday namesake, Steven, as well as the Millwall goalkeeper, Jordan Archer. Russell Martin and Steven Naismith were omitted because they have not been starting at Norwich City. “They would like to be included but at the moment they know, and I know, that not being in the Norwich squad is not conducive to what they normally bring to our squad. We will miss them in terms of professionalism and enthusiasm but we have to weigh that up with taking guys away for eight days. “I spoke to them and they're in agreement with me that's it's probably best, but they want to be on call, they'll be ready in case they are needed.” Craig Gordon’s next appearance will see him into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame with 50 caps. The Celtic goalkeeper’s attitude was praised by the manager. “He didn’t have a club at one point and Jim Stewart (Scotland goalkeeping coach) was bringing him just to come along and have a game.  “Players determine where they are going. I keep hearing about this ‘pathway’ for kids. Make your own pathway. He dealt with that and has been fantastic. I mean fantastic.” Strachan was full of praise for Scott Brown Credit: getty images Another Celtic player who has commanded headlines lately is Scott Brown, who was confronted by the Rangers manager, Pedro Caixinha, at half-time in Saturday’s Old Firm derby, an incident that only served to prompt the Hoops captain to fresh endeavours in the champions’ 2-0 victory. Strachan revealed that Brown’s famous stare was a feature of almost every dressing room exchange between himself and the player. “He has no reaction to whatever you say to him. I remember saying, ‘I think we should get a doctor to see him.’ He just kept staring at me!” Strachan said. “Doesn’t matter if you were calling him the best player in the world or the worst player in the world his expression would stay the same. It’s a bit off-putting at times. “He’s figured out what he’s good at and other coaches have helped him and he’s taken it on board. Through the years he’s picked up information, kept it in his head and got better. “I see more professionalism off the park. He realises now he’s a role model to everyone being the captain of Celtic and Scotland.”

Gordon Strachan preparing for long-haul if Scotland qualify for 2018 World Cup

Gordon Strachan could still be Scotland manager in 2020 if his players qualify for the World Cup finals in Russia. The Scots must beat Slovakia and Slovenia and negotiate the play-offs to book a place in next summer’s tournament climax and, although Strachan would not be drawn on specifics, he hinted strongly that he could have another campaign in him if the current process is successful. “It all depends on a lot of things but I’d rather give that a body swerve just now so I can really enjoy what’s coming up,” he said. “It’s going to be just a fantastic, fantastic occasion. It’s one of these things where you go, ‘Right, I’m looking forward to that’. “The excitement has started already. Once I flew up here this morning to name the squad and you get ready to go, it really is exciting. “To be able to take them, the players, the staff and all the rest would be just fantastic. But you know how hard this is going to be. The two hurdles are very hard.” Strachan made his comments after announcing a 26-man squad for the double header against Slovakia, at Hampden Park on October 5 and Slovenia in Ljublijana three days later. One notable return was that of Liam Cooper, whose contribution to the Leeds United central defence has helped the Elland Road side top the Championship in England with only a single defeat in nine outings. Scotland face a stiff task to make it to the 2018 World Cup Credit: pa “He's playing well in a winning side,” Strachan said. “He's a big influence, he's captain there now and that's big progress for Leeds and himself. I probably should have had him in the last squad to be honest so I made sure I didn't make the same mistake again.” Also back in the reckoning are Stoke City’s Darren Fletcher and his Sheffield Wednesday namesake, Steven, as well as the Millwall goalkeeper, Jordan Archer. Russell Martin and Steven Naismith were omitted because they have not been starting at Norwich City. “They would like to be included but at the moment they know, and I know, that not being in the Norwich squad is not conducive to what they normally bring to our squad. We will miss them in terms of professionalism and enthusiasm but we have to weigh that up with taking guys away for eight days. “I spoke to them and they're in agreement with me that's it's probably best, but they want to be on call, they'll be ready in case they are needed.” Craig Gordon’s next appearance will see him into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame with 50 caps. The Celtic goalkeeper’s attitude was praised by the manager. “He didn’t have a club at one point and Jim Stewart (Scotland goalkeeping coach) was bringing him just to come along and have a game.  “Players determine where they are going. I keep hearing about this ‘pathway’ for kids. Make your own pathway. He dealt with that and has been fantastic. I mean fantastic.” Strachan was full of praise for Scott Brown Credit: getty images Another Celtic player who has commanded headlines lately is Scott Brown, who was confronted by the Rangers manager, Pedro Caixinha, at half-time in Saturday’s Old Firm derby, an incident that only served to prompt the Hoops captain to fresh endeavours in the champions’ 2-0 victory. Strachan revealed that Brown’s famous stare was a feature of almost every dressing room exchange between himself and the player. “He has no reaction to whatever you say to him. I remember saying, ‘I think we should get a doctor to see him.’ He just kept staring at me!” Strachan said. “Doesn’t matter if you were calling him the best player in the world or the worst player in the world his expression would stay the same. It’s a bit off-putting at times. “He’s figured out what he’s good at and other coaches have helped him and he’s taken it on board. Through the years he’s picked up information, kept it in his head and got better. “I see more professionalism off the park. He realises now he’s a role model to everyone being the captain of Celtic and Scotland.”

Brentford get first win of the season as Fulham, QPR and Millwall draw

Brentford get first win of the season as Fulham, QPR and Millwall draw

Carabao Cup third round: 10 talking points including do Man Utd have strength in depth?

Do United have strength in depth? Manchester United v Burton Albion, Wednesday 8pm Following Paul Pogba's injury last Tuesday in the Champions League, Jose Mourinho is likely to give a runout to his second-string players, hoping to avoid a similar occurrence. Their Championship opponents have come along way since these sides last met in 2006, when Burton were in the Conference. Last round the visitors brought 33 fans to Cardiff - expect many more on Wednesday night. Doncaster face Mission Impossible Arsenal v Doncaster Rovers, Wednesday 7.45pm According to current league standings, this is the biggest mismatch of the round, with two divisions and 42 places separating the sides in England's football pyramid. The away team have beaten their opponents once in their history, yet that was in 1902 when the North London club was known as Woolwich Arsenal. Best-priced accumulators | New customer offers Can Spurs take Wembley lesson from Barnsley? Tottenham Hotspur v Barnsley, Tuesday 8pm Barnsley have been victorious on their last two trips to Wembley - winning the League One play-off Final and Football League Trophy in 2016. Tottenham, meanwhile, are well aware of the apparent curse the ground has on the players; they are yet to win there in the league this season. Barnsley have struggles of their own, currently laying 20th in the Championship. Spurs' struggles at Wembley have continued this season Can Sakho spring joy back into Palace? Crystal Palace v Huddersfield, Tuesday 7.45pm One reason to be cheerful for Palace fans will be the return of Mahmadou Sakho, the defender who cost the club £26m. After a woeful start to the season, the Frenchman should bolster Roy Hodgson's defence as they face David Wagner's gegenpressing Huddersfield side, who beat them 3-0 just over a month ago. The most glamorous tie of the round is... Chelsea v Nottingham Forest, Wednesday 7.45pm This match-up has some prestige: it is the only third-round tie where both sides have won a European Cup. Both also won the Full Members' Cup a record two times; a trophy spawned from English teams' ban from European competition. Chelsea have weathered the storm since their opening day defeat (winning three and drawing one), while Nottingham Forest have been inconsistent with four wins and four losses so far. Woodburn can give Liverpool lift-off Leicester City v Liverpool, Tuesday 7.45pm Welsh wonderkid Ben Woodburn could play at the King Power, as Jurgen Klopp opts for youth to turnaround the club's disappointing week. Woodburn scored for Wales with his first touch in international football two weeks ago, enhancing the hype around him. Leicester, meanwhile, are hoping their positive performances begin to bear fruit, after a tough start to the season. Liverpool are likely to turn to Ben Woodburn for their tie against Leicester Koeman braced for prickly fans Everton v Sunderland, Wednesday 7.45pm A 4-0 loss to Manchester United was deemed harsh by many, but it only exacerbated the discomfort around Everton at the moment. Critics have called them slow and toothless up front, and wasteful with the 'Lukaku money', all of which means Koeman is feeling the fans' angst. Sunderland continue to be on the slide, in the relegation positions of the Championship following last season's demotion from the top tier, but might fancy their chances. Wood can haunt his former employers Burnley v Leeds United, Tuesday 7.45pm Burnley's in-form striker Chris Wood faces his old club, just weeks after being sold. Leeds have performed terrifically since then, however, notching 14 goals on their way to top spot in the Championship, even if their charge was halted at Millwall last weekend. Burnley will be buoyed from a hard-fought point at Anfield on Saturday. Chris Wood goes up against his former employers History counts against West Brom West Brom v Manchester City, Wednesday 8pm In the 151st meeting between the clubs, Tony Pulis' men will be keen to end a dismal drought of 14 games without a win against City. History would have it that their last victory was in the League Cup, however, back in 2010. City have scored 15 goals in their last three games, but Pep Guardiola is likely to field a slightly weaker side - if you can call it that - for this competition. Sinking feeling at the seaside Bournemouth v Brighton, Tuesday 7.45pm The Cherries and The Seagulls have had poor starts to the campaign, each winning once. For Bournemouth, that victory came against Brighton on Friday night. Neither side has reached the final of the League Cup before; this season may be a good start to spark their league form.

Carabao Cup third round: 10 talking points including do Man Utd have strength in depth?

Do United have strength in depth? Manchester United v Burton Albion, Wednesday 8pm Following Paul Pogba's injury last Tuesday in the Champions League, Jose Mourinho is likely to give a runout to his second-string players, hoping to avoid a similar occurrence. Their Championship opponents have come along way since these sides last met in 2006, when Burton were in the Conference. Last round the visitors brought 33 fans to Cardiff - expect many more on Wednesday night. Doncaster face Mission Impossible Arsenal v Doncaster Rovers, Wednesday 7.45pm According to current league standings, this is the biggest mismatch of the round, with two divisions and 42 places separating the sides in England's football pyramid. The away team have beaten their opponents once in their history, yet that was in 1902 when the North London club was known as Woolwich Arsenal. Best-priced accumulators | New customer offers Can Spurs take Wembley lesson from Barnsley? Tottenham Hotspur v Barnsley, Tuesday 8pm Barnsley have been victorious on their last two trips to Wembley - winning the League One play-off Final and Football League Trophy in 2016. Tottenham, meanwhile, are well aware of the apparent curse the ground has on the players; they are yet to win there in the league this season. Barnsley have struggles of their own, currently laying 20th in the Championship. Spurs' struggles at Wembley have continued this season Can Sakho spring joy back into Palace? Crystal Palace v Huddersfield, Tuesday 7.45pm One reason to be cheerful for Palace fans will be the return of Mahmadou Sakho, the defender who cost the club £26m. After a woeful start to the season, the Frenchman should bolster Roy Hodgson's defence as they face David Wagner's gegenpressing Huddersfield side, who beat them 3-0 just over a month ago. The most glamorous tie of the round is... Chelsea v Nottingham Forest, Wednesday 7.45pm This match-up has some prestige: it is the only third-round tie where both sides have won a European Cup. Both also won the Full Members' Cup a record two times; a trophy spawned from English teams' ban from European competition. Chelsea have weathered the storm since their opening day defeat (winning three and drawing one), while Nottingham Forest have been inconsistent with four wins and four losses so far. Woodburn can give Liverpool lift-off Leicester City v Liverpool, Tuesday 7.45pm Welsh wonderkid Ben Woodburn could play at the King Power, as Jurgen Klopp opts for youth to turnaround the club's disappointing week. Woodburn scored for Wales with his first touch in international football two weeks ago, enhancing the hype around him. Leicester, meanwhile, are hoping their positive performances begin to bear fruit, after a tough start to the season. Liverpool are likely to turn to Ben Woodburn for their tie against Leicester Koeman braced for prickly fans Everton v Sunderland, Wednesday 7.45pm A 4-0 loss to Manchester United was deemed harsh by many, but it only exacerbated the discomfort around Everton at the moment. Critics have called them slow and toothless up front, and wasteful with the 'Lukaku money', all of which means Koeman is feeling the fans' angst. Sunderland continue to be on the slide, in the relegation positions of the Championship following last season's demotion from the top tier, but might fancy their chances. Wood can haunt his former employers Burnley v Leeds United, Tuesday 7.45pm Burnley's in-form striker Chris Wood faces his old club, just weeks after being sold. Leeds have performed terrifically since then, however, notching 14 goals on their way to top spot in the Championship, even if their charge was halted at Millwall last weekend. Burnley will be buoyed from a hard-fought point at Anfield on Saturday. Chris Wood goes up against his former employers History counts against West Brom West Brom v Manchester City, Wednesday 8pm In the 151st meeting between the clubs, Tony Pulis' men will be keen to end a dismal drought of 14 games without a win against City. History would have it that their last victory was in the League Cup, however, back in 2010. City have scored 15 goals in their last three games, but Pep Guardiola is likely to field a slightly weaker side - if you can call it that - for this competition. Sinking feeling at the seaside Bournemouth v Brighton, Tuesday 7.45pm The Cherries and The Seagulls have had poor starts to the campaign, each winning once. For Bournemouth, that victory came against Brighton on Friday night. Neither side has reached the final of the League Cup before; this season may be a good start to spark their league form.

Carabao Cup third round: 10 talking points including do Man Utd have strength in depth?

Do United have strength in depth? Manchester United v Burton Albion, Wednesday 8pm Following Paul Pogba's injury last Tuesday in the Champions League, Jose Mourinho is likely to give a runout to his second-string players, hoping to avoid a similar occurrence. Their Championship opponents have come along way since these sides last met in 2006, when Burton were in the Conference. Last round the visitors brought 33 fans to Cardiff - expect many more on Wednesday night. Doncaster face Mission Impossible Arsenal v Doncaster Rovers, Wednesday 7.45pm According to current league standings, this is the biggest mismatch of the round, with two divisions and 42 places separating the sides in England's football pyramid. The away team have beaten their opponents once in their history, yet that was in 1902 when the North London club was known as Woolwich Arsenal. Best-priced accumulators | New customer offers Can Spurs take Wembley lesson from Barnsley? Tottenham Hotspur v Barnsley, Tuesday 8pm Barnsley have been victorious on their last two trips to Wembley - winning the League One play-off Final and Football League Trophy in 2016. Tottenham, meanwhile, are well aware of the apparent curse the ground has on the players; they are yet to win there in the league this season. Barnsley have struggles of their own, currently laying 20th in the Championship. Spurs' struggles at Wembley have continued this season Can Sakho spring joy back into Palace? Crystal Palace v Huddersfield, Tuesday 7.45pm One reason to be cheerful for Palace fans will be the return of Mahmadou Sakho, the defender who cost the club £26m. After a woeful start to the season, the Frenchman should bolster Roy Hodgson's defence as they face David Wagner's gegenpressing Huddersfield side, who beat them 3-0 just over a month ago. The most glamorous tie of the round is... Chelsea v Nottingham Forest, Wednesday 7.45pm This match-up has some prestige: it is the only third-round tie where both sides have won a European Cup. Both also won the Full Members' Cup a record two times; a trophy spawned from English teams' ban from European competition. Chelsea have weathered the storm since their opening day defeat (winning three and drawing one), while Nottingham Forest have been inconsistent with four wins and four losses so far. Woodburn can give Liverpool lift-off Leicester City v Liverpool, Tuesday 7.45pm Welsh wonderkid Ben Woodburn could play at the King Power, as Jurgen Klopp opts for youth to turnaround the club's disappointing week. Woodburn scored for Wales with his first touch in international football two weeks ago, enhancing the hype around him. Leicester, meanwhile, are hoping their positive performances begin to bear fruit, after a tough start to the season. Liverpool are likely to turn to Ben Woodburn for their tie against Leicester Koeman braced for prickly fans Everton v Sunderland, Wednesday 7.45pm A 4-0 loss to Manchester United was deemed harsh by many, but it only exacerbated the discomfort around Everton at the moment. Critics have called them slow and toothless up front, and wasteful with the 'Lukaku money', all of which means Koeman is feeling the fans' angst. Sunderland continue to be on the slide, in the relegation positions of the Championship following last season's demotion from the top tier, but might fancy their chances. Wood can haunt his former employers Burnley v Leeds United, Tuesday 7.45pm Burnley's in-form striker Chris Wood faces his old club, just weeks after being sold. Leeds have performed terrifically since then, however, notching 14 goals on their way to top spot in the Championship, even if their charge was halted at Millwall last weekend. Burnley will be buoyed from a hard-fought point at Anfield on Saturday. Chris Wood goes up against his former employers History counts against West Brom West Brom v Manchester City, Wednesday 8pm In the 151st meeting between the clubs, Tony Pulis' men will be keen to end a dismal drought of 14 games without a win against City. History would have it that their last victory was in the League Cup, however, back in 2010. City have scored 15 goals in their last three games, but Pep Guardiola is likely to field a slightly weaker side - if you can call it that - for this competition. Sinking feeling at the seaside Bournemouth v Brighton, Tuesday 7.45pm The Cherries and The Seagulls have had poor starts to the campaign, each winning once. For Bournemouth, that victory came against Brighton on Friday night. Neither side has reached the final of the League Cup before; this season may be a good start to spark their league form.

Steve Morison: Championship clubs will fear playing Millwall at fortress Den

Steve Morison: Championship clubs will fear playing Millwall at fortress Den

Championship - Millwall vs Leeds United

Soccer Football - Championship - Millwall vs Leeds United - The Den, London, Britain - September 16, 2017 Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips in action with Millwall's Aiden O'Brien Action Images/Adam Holt

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