Millwall boss set to make changes for FA Cup tie against Rochdale

Tom Elliott - Pic by Brian Tonks

By Richard Cawley

Millwall boss Neil Harris looks set to make changes for Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Rochdale – with weekend goal hero Tom Elliott one likely switch to his starting line-up.

The big striker scored in the Lions’ barnstorming 4-3 win at Leeds United at the weekend, taking his tally to five in a campaign which has been disrupted by injury niggles.

Steve Morison and Lee Gregory have been the first-choice frontline.

Fred Onyedinma and Ben Thompson, who have also struggled to be regulars since promotion to League One, both netted in the 4-1 victory over Barnsley in the third round at The Den and look likely to get another runout from the start in South London this weekend.

“It is a competition I want to progress in and I’ll pick a team accordingly to do that,” said Harris. “People will be given an opportunity to play. I’ll certainly be picking a senior team.

“It’s going to be an extremely tough fixture because of what the FA Cup means to everybody. I want us to get into that fifth round.”

Millwall face League One opposition fresh off the high of a first away Championship victory of the season at Leeds.

“It was going to take a couple of days to get over the Leeds game – it had so many highs and lows,” said Harris. “But now the focus is firmly on the tie.”