Millwall boss Gary Rowett has told News at Den that the club do not view their Carabao Cup clash with Leicester City as a massive prirority.
The Lions head into the match on Wednesday night fresh off the back of a 1-1 draw at home to Coventry City in the Sky Bet Championship and will now be looking to cause an upset in the cup.
Given the frequency of games at this stage of the season, it does appear likely that the South Londoners will look to make changes in order to keep their starting eleven fresh for their upcoming league games further down the line.
Speaking ahead of the match, Rowett was quick to admit that his side do not view this game as the be all end all, as he stated the following:
“Wednesday we’ll put out a side there to try to win the game, but I don’t necessarily think that is a massive priority for us. But again, we want to try and win every game.”
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The Lions are set to face Nottingham Forest at the weekend, with the trip to the City Ground likely to pit them up against Steve Cooper, who is seemingly set to take over the reins on Trentside.
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Therefore it seems likely that some of the club’s key players will be rested tomorrow evening.
This is a game that Millwall could probably do without but quite frankly it is one that they should perhaps be taking more seriously.
The Carabao Cup offers a much shorter route to a potential Wembley appearance than any other cup competition, which should mean that there is an extra incentive to progress later this week.
However it is fair to say that Rowett is quite rightly focusing on the league, with the Lions having not started in the manner that they would have liked.
It will certainly be intriguing to see how many players keep their places on Wednesday after Saturday’s draw with Coventry.