Millwall midfielder expects Blackpool to field weakened team

12:21 27 April 2012

Liam Trotter expects Blackpool to field a weakened side

Liam Trotter expects Blackpool to field a weakened side

EMPICS Sport

Liam Trotter believes his side have the ability to beat Ian Holloway’s men

Millwall midfielder Liam Trotter is looking to round off the season with be a sixth consecutive winwhen Blackpool visit the Den this weekend.

The Tangerines have already secured their spot in the play-offs and the 23-year-old is expecting the Lancastrians to play a weakened side for their trip to south London.

“We’ll be looking for the three points so we can really finish our season on a high and look back on a little bit of pride,” he said.

“I think they’ll probably play their second XI. They have so many players you can’t really keep count.

“Whatever team they put out they’re going to be strong but we’ll put our strongest team our as we want to go for the win and finish the season well.”

Millwall have struggled at The Den this season, losing nine games and Trotter is determined to give the supporters some cheer before the summer.

“The fans at The Den haven’t had the best of it this season,” he added.

“We’ve been better away from home.

“Our form shows we’ve won more games away from home [eight to seven].

“It would be nice to finish with a win and give them a bit of appreciation.”

The 21-year-old also believes that the Lions’ home from is the nature of football.

“Every now and again, teams play better away from home for a period,” he admitted.

“We had our period at home where we were almost unbeatable and now, at the moment we tend to get our away results.

“Next season we’ll look to address our home form and if we can maintain our away form we’ve got a chance of doing something.”

Related articles


Live Blog Transfer Window Live July 8
 

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Millwall news

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Jamie O'Hara, Blackpool

Fulham are closing in on the signing of former Spurs and Blackpool man Jamie O’Hara on a free transfer.

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Chris Wood of Leicester City   (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

QPR are among three clubs hoping to sign Leicester striker Chris Wood this summer.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Football mascots from the UK in action during the fourth Mascot Grand National race. (Photo by Mike Finn-Kelcey/Getty Images)

After Partick Thistle unveiled what is perhaps the worst mascot of all time, we at London24 put together a quiz featuring some of the best, worst and most bizarre mascots in football.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Manager of Millwall Neil Harris will start life in League One at Shrewsbury.  (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

Millwall will begin life back in League One with an away trip to newly-promoted Shrewsbury on August 8.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
The UEFA Champions League Trophy  (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Heineken)

Get those diaries out and fill in all the key dates you’ll need featuring all the major competitions in England and abroad.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Read more
Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Read more
Adrenalin junkies, this one's for you!

An icon of British engineering and a consistent favourite of James Bond, there are few names quite as legendary in motoring as Aston Martin.

Read more