Sheffield Wednesday: ‘Perfectionist’ Ian inspires Lions renaissance

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Millwall take on Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough tonight looking to stretch their unbeaten run to 12 matches.

The Lions, managed by one of the sport’s most colourful characters in Ian Holloway, continued their perfect start to the campaign by claiming 1-0 victory at Fulham on Saturday courtesy of Martyn Woolford’s first-half strike.

Like the Owls, Millwall have yet to concede a goal this season, with Holloway’s men sitting in second position in the embryonic Championship table. Only Bournemouth’s superior goal difference keeps them off top spot but Millwall have triumphed in seven out of their last 11 matches.

Woolford, forced off against Fulham due to a dead leg, said: “Even before the wins started coming, the performances were getting to where we wanted them to be. We are getting our rewards from that.

“The wins keep building the confidence. The manager is a bit of a perfectionist so we are looking at every little thing we can improve, which is only a good thing.

“We are just learning all the time and getting better and better.”

Matt Briggs is available for selection again, having served a one-match suspension for his red card versus Wycombe Wanderers.

Nicky Bailey is in contention to return after shaking off a calf problem. The talented midfielder could replace Jimmy Abdou.

Richard Chaplow and Ed Upson (both hamstring) are ruled out.