Preview: Swansea City v Millwall

George Byers gets Swans' 4th v Brentford in the FA Cup. Image courtesy of Swansea City.

by Michael Wicherek

SWANSEA City can move up to second in the Championship if they beat Millwall this weekend.

Steve Cooper’s side have a mixed record at home this season. Swansea have only won one league game at the Liberty Stadium since August.

A win could see then leapfrog Preston and Leeds who sit two points above the Swans.

Millwall will be keen to maintain the distance between them and the relegation zone that stands at eight points.

From the Dugout

The hero from the 1-0-win last season George Byers has fond memories of this week’s opposition.

Speaking to the club website about his first ever Swansea goal, Byers said: “It was a fantastic feeling for me. It was a very special moment and one I look back on with fond memories.”

Looking ahead to the game, the midfielder is keen to get back in front of the home fans. “Being back at home after the international break, it is very important to hit the ground running once more.”

“We’ll be looking towards that game as one that we want to get three points from.”

Millwall boss Gary Rowett knows his side must improve their away form if they are to climb up the table.

“We are of course looking specifically at Swansea as well, but when we’re working to improve our away form, we’re looking more generally.”

“We’re looking at how best to move forward, how we can maybe be a bit more flexible in certain types of games”.

Form Guide

The Swans have not lost to Millwall in their past four meetings, and never since the Championship was renamed.

Swansea have gone three league games unbeaten since their 3-0 defeat at home to Brentford.

Millwall are yet to win away from home in the Championship this season.

Last year’s fixture ended 1-0 to the Swans, with youngster Byers scoring his first goal for the club.