When the two sides met last season there was cup glory on the table. This time round, three league points are on offer and both teams will be looking to try and win them as they meet at the Den this afternoon. Manager-less Wigan are without a win in four games in all competitions, while Millwall have only won on game in nine, but then only lost four in that same period.
Millwall where one of the teams very close to relegation last season, but thanks to results going their way in the final few weeks they managed to survive and keep their place in the Championship. A change of managerment in the summer with Kenny Jackett leaving the club and Steve Lomas coming in.
This season has been mixed for the Lions and they currently sit 20th in the league ahead of today's game. They are only 6 places and four points behind us in the table. Showing how important a win for Wigan will be today.
In mid-week Graham Barrow went back to a more familiar back three with wing-backs to face Leeds. The result was a more assured performance from Wigan but still a 2-0 defeat. The confidence in the side has been completely shattered and someone now needs to repair it.
Uwe Rosler will be charged with getting us back on our feet as of Sunday. The new gaffer will be in the stands for the game and take up his coaching position officially tomorrow. You wonder what he will see today and whether or not he will begin to wonder has he made the right decision. Personally I think that Rosler will go to be a fantastic manager for the club; but it is going to take time for him to get us playing the way he wants.
If the lads want to be in the Premier League next season then they have to play for themselves and group together and work hard for every inch of the pitch and for every ball. We need leaders on the pitch preferably 11 of them every week to win football matches.
We are running out of time if we want to mount a challenge. By the end of the December the league will start to take shape and we want to be in and around the top eight teams. Currently we are way of the mark.
Keep the Faith!