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The Big Match Preview: Millwall

7 December 2016

All you need to know ahead of the Checkatrade Trophy second round clash at the Den tonight (k.o. 7.45pm).

Millwall vs Wycombe Wanderers
Wednesday 7th December 2016, k.o. 7.45pm 
The Den, SE16 3LN
Referee: Dean Whitestone

A year and two days since their last cup glory at the Den, the Chairboys are back in town looking to make further progress in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Gareth Ainsworth's men triumphed in the FA Cup second round on their last meeting with the Lions and return for their third cup clash in three years, this time in the first knockout stage of the competition which has seen both sides fare well so far.

Millwall progressed from their group with a 100% win record while the Blues sealed their place in round two with wins over Northampton and West Ham U21s before ending the group stages with a defeat to Coventry.

It's a tournament which has given vital game time to the likes of Scott Kashket and Will De Havilland and tonight's line-up could once again feature changes to Ainsworth's normal starting XI, with a busy Christmas period coming up in both the league and then the FA Cup third round.

We've assessed all the key storylines in this article here - remember there'll be a penalty shootout if the scores are level after 90 minutes.

Wycombe have been given an allocation of 400 tickets, priced at £5 for adults and £1 for under-16s.

Call 01494 441118, visit the shop at Adams Park or book online before 12pm on Wednesday, or pay on arrival at the Den at no extra cost.

Pre-booked tickets can be collected from the Den from 6.15pm on the day of the game.

By Adrian Wood


Recommended road directions
The following is the most straightforward, though not the shortest. Take the M40 towards London and at junction 1A take the M25 South sign posted M4/M23/Heathrow Airport. Carry on the M25 until Junction 2. Here take the A2 into London – this actually passes the ground. Once you go past New Cross Gate Underground station on your right the ground is about a mile further on. Keep right following the signs A2 City/Westminster and you will come to the ground on your right.

If you feel confident about driving through London the shortest route is to take the M40/A40 towards central London. Head for Tower Bridge and proceed on the A100 (Tower Bridge Road) before turning left onto the A2 (Old Kent Road/New Cross Road). The ground is at the Deptford end of the A2 – turn left up Ilderton Road looking for signs to Millwall FC.

Recommended area for car parking
The club has no car parking facilities for supporters and it is recommended that away supporters travel to the ground by rail to South Bermondsey.

Using the train?
There is a very regular service form London Bridge to South Bermondsey (journey time 5 minutes). A walkway link is available to the stadium on match days for away supporters only. The best way to reach London Bridge is by the Jubilee Line from Baker Street (journey time 19 minutes). Check for delays on the TfL website.

Facilities for away fans
The ground capacity is 20,146 (all seated). Away fans are located at one end of the ground in the North Stand (usually in the upper tier only) - the view is excellent. The main switchboard number is 020 7232 1222.

Around the stadium
There are not many pubs located near to the stadium and advice is that those should be avoided by away supporters.  If travelling by train then it is probably best to have a drink around London Bridge but I recommend keeping any colours covered. At the ground there are bars at the back of the stands.

Can't make it?
Live commentary will be available on Chairboys PlayerHD and the FLi Player app. Alternatively you can follow regular updates on our Twitter account - @wwfcofficial. Also keep an eye on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat for more content.

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