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OPPOSITION PREVIEW: Millwall

Posted: Tue 06 Nov 2012
Author: Sam Furlong

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The Lions are the visitors at Vicarage Road this evening (Tuesday)

FORMER Watford player Kenny Jackett returns to Vicarage Road this evening as his Millwall side face the Hornets in the npower Championship.

The Lions are equal on points and one place above Watford in the league and are currently unbeaten in their last seven league matches, a victory tonight will make it three consecutive wins for the London side.

Jackett played for Watford between 1980 and 1990 - making 337 league appearances for the club.

And Jackett will be looking for three points against his former club tonight to celebrate five-years in charge at The New Den; making him the longest-serving manager in the division.

The Lions have been scoring goals for fun in recent weeks, with four goals away at Nottingham Forest, and four the week before against Huddersfield.

Former Watford striker Darius Henderson has found the net seven times in the league so far this season, and two more goals will take him to 100 career league goals.

Gianfranco Zola has seen the Hornets win four of their last seven matches. Watford have completed the double over Millwall in each of the last two seasons, and are pursuing a fifth successive Championship victory over the Lions tonight.

Players to Watch

Danny Shittu - defender
The ex-Hornet re-signed for the Lions after his QPR contract expired at the end of last season. An experienced centre-half, he has 28 international caps for Nigeria, he was named as the club’s vice-captain after he joined in the summer.

Liam Trotter - midfielder
A product of the Ipswich Academy, Trotter re-joined Millwall during the 2009/10 season having enjoyed a brief loan spell with the Lions. 

Trotter quickly found his feet in the Championship playing just off the front man. He further enhanced his reputation last season as one of the best midfielders in the league, and already has six goals to his name this campaign.

Darius Henderson - striker
Another former Hornet, Henderson signed for the Lions to fill the void following the departure of Steve Morison to Norwich. A strong centre forward, Henderson formed a prolific partnership with Marlon King at Watford under Aidy Boothroyd, scoring 15 goals in the season which saw the Hornets promoted to the Premier League.