This Saturday sees Millwall make the long trip up to Lancashire to take on a Preston North End side who are in excellent form in the Championship.
The Lions are currently four games without a win in the league themselves, and played out a 1-1 draw last time out against Fulham at The Den on Wednesday night.
However, the Lilywhites are unbeaten in their last six games, and will be looking to get revenge for their opening day defeat to Millwall back in August.
It does not help Millwall’s case that their last win at Deepdale came all the way back in 2004.
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Ahead of the big game, Millwall boss Gary Rowett spoke to the press, and discussed Saturday’s opponents in more detail.
“Alex [Neil] has had, I think this is his third season to build what he wants. I don’t think he’s got that big a budget but he’s built sensibly and really efficiently with some young, mobile, hungry players,” the Millwall boss told News at Den.
“I’d expect them to be in and around the play-offs,” he added.
Rowett has compared both clubs, and said that Preston can be in inspiration for Millwall to follow, in terms of competing with a smaller budget.
“That’s very similar to what we want to do. We want to be a team that not only can challenge for one season but for three, four, five seasons. That’s really important,” the Millwall boss said.
Despite that, his first focus is getting the three points on Saturday.
“It’ll be another tough game, it’s a good side and it’s a difficult place to go, Deepdale. But when do we say in the Championship it’s not a tough game?”