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📯 Team news | Two changes at the back for Millwall test

Team news in full as we prepare to take on the Lions at the Madejski

13 February 2021

Royals boss Veljko Paunovic has made two changes to his back line for the visit of Millwall this afternoon.

Lewis Gibson makes his third start of the season, replacing Omar Richards at left-back. And on the right side, Tom Holmes is preferred to Andy Yiadom. Both Yiadom and Richards are named on the bench.

A high energy meeting with high-flying Brentford earlier in the week has not prompted any changes in the midfield or attack - Lucas Joao leading the line once more with the same three attacking midfielders lining up behind him.

Josh Laurent and Andy Rinomhota remain at the heart of midfield, while Rafael starts between the sticks this afternoon. Michael Morrison continues to wear the armband alongside Tom McIntyre in central defence.

The visitors name three former Royals in their starting eleven, and one more on the bench. Jake Cooper, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and recent recruit George Evans all start, while Alex Pearce is amongst the Millwall substitutes.


Rafael, Holmes, Gibson, Morrison (c), McIntyre, Laurent, Rinomhota, Ejaria, Olise, Semedo, Joao.
Subs: Southwood, Richards, Esteves, Yiadom, Tetek, Camara, Onen, Aluko, Baldock.

Millwall: Bialkowski, Hutchinson (c), Cooper, Thompson, Romeo, Zohore, Malone, Woods, Evans, Williams, Bodvarsson.
Subs: Fielding, Pearce, Mitchell, Bradshaw, Smith, Wallace, Bennett, McNamara, Burey.

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