Leeds travel to Millwall this weekend as Neil Warnock looks to pick his side up following the humiliating defeat at home to Nottingham Forest during the week. Many believe any slim chance United had of reaching the end of season play-offs went when they let the Forest attack net seven times on Tuesday night. Nevertheless the Whites certainly need to restore some pride when they visit Millwall, the Lions will be the second team in a row that United have faced near to the relegation zone. Three points never come easy at Millwall though and the London club are sure to be tough opposition for the Whites who have haven't won in South Bermondsey since the 2007/8 season when goals from David Prutton and Andy Hughes saw Leeds run out 2-0 winners.
Warnock could make changes to his Leeds side for the first time in three games after being left 'embarrassed' after the Forest game. Alex Bruce is closing in a return to action after struggling with a hamstring injury while Andy O'Brien is also nearing recovery from a similar issue after he completed 45 minutes action for the reserves. Danny Webber could earn a recall to the starting eleven after he replaced Aidan White at the half time interval on Tuesday night. Other players waiting in the wings include Danny Pugh, Ramon Nunez, Billy Paynter and Mikael Forssell.
Shane Lowry, a former United loanee, has missed the last four matches for the hosts but could return to Millwall's defence on Saturday. Meanwhile Nick Montgomery could make his full debut for the Lions after coming on as a late substitute in the 3-0 win at Doncaster on Tuesday night. Liam Trotter, Therry Racon, Tamika Mkandawire and Steve Mildenhall are all still missing for Millwall though. On loan Leeds keeper Maik Taylor has been given the green light to play and is likely to feature against his parent club.
One To Watch:
My one to watch this weekend is somebody that has been on loan at United this season and is Andy Keogh. Despite only managing to find the net for United on two occasions, the Ireland international has already notched five goals for Millwall in nine league starts and is sure to be fired up for the visit of the club where he started his career. Keogh is forming a good partnership with Darius Henderson, who has scored 19 goals in all competitions this season and I am convinced that the former Leeds player, who has also had spells at Bristol City, Cardiff City, Bury, Scunthorpe and Wolves will grab a goal on Saturday.
It is a tough one to predict after the shock we all received in midweek. United have to restore some pride this weekend but will have to be on top form against Millwall, which is always a tough place to come away from with all three points. I think it will be a much improved performance but I don't think the Whites will come away from the New Den with a win. I'm predicting a hard fought 1-1 draw.
Last Six Meetings:
3rd December 2011 - Leeds United 2-0 Millwall
9th April 2011 - Millwall 3-2 Leeds United
21st August 2010 - Leeds United 3-1 Millwall
23rd March 2010 - Leeds United 0-2 Millwall
24th October 2009 - Millwall 2-1 Leeds United
15th May 2009 - Leeds United 1-1 Millwall