Thompson looking for fifth league win in six as ‘boss’

Neil Thompson takes Wednesday to Millwall tomorrow hoping to make it five league wins out six as caretaker manager.

Victory at Bournemouth on Tuesday evening also saw us stretch our recent Championship record to five successes from the last seven matches and we go into the Millwall clash knowing another three points could take us out of the relegation zone.

Following the midweek results, we sit in 23rd place on 25 points, one point and one place adrift of Rotherham who also have a game in hand, but only three points behind Birmingham and Derby in the safety zone, and having played a game less than both of them.

While we travel to Millwall tomorrow, Rotherham are at Preston, Birmingham are away to Bournemouth and Derby have a trip to Barnsley.

Bottom club Wycombe, who trail us by nine points, entertain Forest.

Stand-in boss Thompson said Wednesday have one or two minor injury niggles ahead of the Millwall trip but Callum Paterson is likely to be available after injuring an ankle at Bournemouth.

Millwall sit just below mid-table on 32 points, having drawn 14 of their 27 league games.

The game comes almost 15 years to the day of one of our most talked about visits to the New Den, Wednesday winning 1-0 in controversial circumstances.

Millwall thought they had taken a second-half lead direct from a corner which evaded our sub keeper – one Lee Bullen. However, while the Lions players celebrated, the referee ruled the goal out for a foul on Bullen and Wednesday broke straight upfield to net what proved to be the winner through Frank Simek!




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