If Guy Luzon can secure a win at Millwall, Charlton fans may at last embrace him with real warmth. As Charlton's season peters out towards a mid-table finish, this is the game that really matters to the Addickted. A mid-table finish is, of course, very welcome considering where we were not so long ago, while Millwall badly need three points to help dig themselves out of the relegation positions.
Charlton are currently top of the Championship form table, while Millwall are 22nd However, Charlton's record against Millwall, especially at the New Den, has not been good. Millwall are unbeaten in the last seven meetings, winning three. Charlton's last win was 2-0 at The Valley in the old Division One in March 1996. Charlton have won only one of the last 13 meetings at Millwall. Their only win there since 1978 was 2-0 in the old Division One in December 1995. This was the famous match in the snow when it was announced that 'Shooters Hill station is closed.'
Millwall can bring back skipper Alan Dunne after his suspension for collecting 10 yellow cards this season. Charm merchant Nicky Bailey has recovered from back spasms but may not be ready to return. Paris Cowan-Hall (ankle) and Lee Martin (foot) are in the same boat. Igor Vetokele could feature after recovering from an Achilles injury and Rhoys Wiggins (calf) and Chris Solly (ankle) could also return.
The odds reflect genuine uncertainty about the outcome: Millwall 6/4, Draw 23/10, Charlton 19/10.