Millwall v Cardiff City team line-ups: Lions legend Tim Cahill back in matchday 18 as he makes bench for visit of the Bluebirds

Millwall v Cardiff City, Sky Bet Championship, The Den, 9 February 2018. Image by Keith Gillard

Tim Cahill could be set for an emotional playing return for Millwall – after being named as a substitute for tonight’s home game against Cardiff City.

The Australian international signed at the end of the January transfer window and had not made the matchday 18 for their next two fixtures.

But now Cahill will potentially get a chance to step back out onto the Den turf as a player.

The Lions legend’s last appearance in a competitive home game for the South Londoners came on May 9 2004 – he was booked in a 1-0 victory over Bradford City.

Millwall v Cardiff City, Sky Bet Championship, The Den, 9 February 2018.
Image by Keith Gillard

Cahill, now 38, is likely to be used as an impact sub for the remainder of the season. His personal goal is to make Australia’s World Cup squad for the finals in Russia this summer.

There is a start for Wolves winger Ben Marshall, another signing just before the deadline in January. The loan signing is one of three changes made from the 2-0 win over Reading last weekend.

Millwall v Cardiff City, Sky Bet Championship, The Den, 9 February 2018.
Image by Keith Gillard

Mahlon Romeo starts at right-back ahead of Conor McLaughlin while Ryan Tunnicliffe replaces Shaun Williams.

Fred Onyedinma drops to the bench to make space for Marshall.

Millwall: Archer, Romeo, Cooper, Hutchinson, Meredith, Marshall, Tunnicliffe, Saville, Wallace, Gregory, Morison. Subs: Martin, McLaughlin, Williams, Cahill, Onyedinma, Elliott, Shackell.

Cardiff: Etheridge, Bennett, Morrison, Ecuele Manga, Ralls, Bamba, Paterson, Mendez-Laing, Grujic, Hoilett, Madine. Subs: Murphy, Peltier, Zohore, Pilkington, Halford, Damour, Ward.

 

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