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Sky Sports pundit casts his eye over Blackburn’s trip to Millwall

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The Den is the venue for Blackburn Rovers’ trip to take on Millwall this weekend as the Championship campaign resumes.

The second tier was on hold last weekend to facilitate the hotly anticipated third round of the FA Cup as it does every January.

But attention for both sides turns back to matters for points rather than cup progression.

The Lions have been resurgent as of late having won their last three league games in a row to move out of the bottom three and six points clear of the relegation places.

Neil Harris’ men go into the clash on the back of an FA Cup comeback win against form side in the league Hull City, making it four consecutive wins in all competitions.

Tony Mowbray’s side, meanwhile, won for the first time in six matches last time out in the league, seeing off ten-man West Brom 2-1 at Ewood Park.

Rovers are 15th in the league and are firmly in the middle of the pack heading into the next round of games.

Ahead of the game, Sky Sports enlisted the help of pundit David Prutton to cast his eye over this particular fixture.

The EFL presenter said: “Is it Millwall time? They tend to come strong in the second half of the season, and they are climbing away from the relegation zone now.

“Whether they can push up towards the top six again like in the last campaign, though, remains to be seen.

“Blackburn arrested a bit of a slump against West Brom on New Year’s Day and then got a good result at Newcastle in the FA Cup.

“They will be feeling confident again, and I have a feeling they could sneak all three points away from The Den, 1-2.”

The Verdict

This is the type of game Millwall fans look forward to.

A home under the lights after a four-game winning run in all competitions.

Three straight wins in the league were backed up with an FA Cup victory last weekend, having secured their first away win in the Championship of the season on New Year’s Day.

It was an impressive Christmas period for Neil Harris’ men who will look to add to their tally of fine recent results.

Blackburn have stopped the rot after a winless run and beating West Brom in the league last time out will give them a huge confidence boost.

But I think Millwall will be too strong at home in their current rejuvenated form.

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