Millwall v Brighton team line-ups: Lions make two changes for FA Cup quarter-final

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

richard@slpmedia.co.uk

Millwall have made two changes for today’s FA Cup quarter-final against Brighton – with Aiden O’Brien and Shaun Williams coming in.

Lions boss Neil Harris had to make those switches as Ben Thompson, who scored both their goals in the Wednesday night win over Birmingham City, is cup-tied after featuring in a previous round while on loan at Portsmouth. The same applies to Ben Marshall, who featured for parent club Norwich City before making a temporary switch to SE16 in January.

David Martin retains his spot in goal with Ben Amos on the bench – Jordan Archer not making the matchday 18.

Murray Wallace, who scored the winners against Everton and AFC Wimbledon, is suspended after picking up two bookings. But the Scot would have missed the tie anyway, as he is out for the rest of the campaign with ankle and knee ligament damage.

Brighton’s Yves Bissouma is banned – his place taken by Beram Keyal. Florin Andone and Pascal Gross are ruled out by injuries.

Millwall are chasing a sixth straight home league win over Premier League opposition in the FA Cup.

And the Lions have lost just one of their last 15 home games at The Den in the tournament – winning 11 of those.

It is only the fourth time that Albion have reached this stage of the FA Cup – Millwall have been in the last eight in three of the last seven seasons.

Millwall: Martin, Romeo, Pearce, Cooper, Ferguson, Williams, Tunnicliffe, Leonard, O’Brien, J Wallace, Gregory. Subs: Amos, McLaughlin, Meredith, Hutchinson, Elliott, Morison, Skalak.

Brighton: Ryan, Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo, Kayal, Stephens, Propper, Jahanbakhsh, Murray, Knockaert. Subs: Button, Bong, Bruno, Burn, Izquierdo, March, Locadia.

IMAGE BY BRIAN TONKS

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