Goals from Lee Gregory, Jed Wallace and Steve Morison (pen) ensured a comfortable afternoon for Millwall last Saturday, as they beat struggling Blackpool 3-0. This weekend, the Lions head to Swindon. ‘The View From The Opposition’ comes from Steven Fyfe…
Name: Steven Fyfe
First Swindon game: A friendly against Manchester United in 2003.
Greatest moment following Swindon: It’s hard to pick, really. In terms of a moment, it would be Aden Flint’s header v Brentford in the play-offs – EPIC. Even though I had to watch the game on TV, I went mental. The best match was against Stoke City in the cup. We were a League 2 side at the time – I’ve never been to anything like it. Had I have been there, it may have been Sheff United in last years play-offs, but Stoke was a special night.
Best achievement? Two promotions (once as champions) and 3 Wembley finals.
Swindon’s performance in the initial game in October was one of the worst ever seen in the history of The ‘New’ Den – surely you must be a bit better than that now?!: Without a doubt. We have far lesser number of injuries and are in much better form. There were also internal politics at the time, which are not evident anymore, either.
Thankfully, I wasn’t there in October, but it seems we don’t get much luck against Millwall – look at the bobble at Wembley for Charlie Austin.
With just eleven games of the season to go, Millwall sit in 5th position – how do you view their chances of promotion?: I’d be more surprised if you weren’t in the mix. A club of your size and fan base should arguably be higher. I think you will probably get to Wembley. You never know, we may yet see you there.
Who are Swindon’s ‘ones to watch’ on Saturday?: Nicky Ajose, obviously. He is bang in form and joint top scorer in the league (19 goals). Michael Doughty has done very well since coming on loan from QPR and also Fabian Robert – I think he is a real talent and has Championship class.
Likewise, are there any Millwall players that you will be wary of?: Any side with Steve Morison in it can – and will – score goals. I’m also a fan of Shane Ferguson and Jordan Archer is a solid young ‘keeper, too.
Finally, how do you see the game going?: There will be goals. We don’t keep many clean sheets, but we do score. However, with Drissa Traore and Nath Thompson both playing, we do seem more solid, so are capable of putting a spanner in your promotion works. Jon Obika (ex-Millwall) is another attacker who will cause you problems.
We have yourselves, then Coventry and Wigan, so it’s a massive three weeks for us, if we are to push for the play-offs.
Score Prediction: Swindon 2-2 Millwall.
Steven’s Team Prediction: Vigouroux; Barry, Sandles-White, Thompson, Turnbull, Ormonde-Ottewill; Doughty, Traore, Robert; Ajose, Obika.
Swindon Town welcome Millwall to the County Ground this Saturday, March 12th. Kick-off is at 3pm.