Match Preview | Cardiff City vs. Millwall
Cardiff City face Millwall at Cardiff City Stadium in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday afternoon, 3pm KO.
OPPOSITION FOCUS | IN THE DUGOUT
Millwall’s manager is Joe Edwards, who was appointed last month, following the departure of previous boss Gary Rowett.
Edwards has previously held roles as coach of Chelsea’s U18 and U23 sides, before going on to be named as Frank Lampard’s assistant manager at both Chelsea and Everton.
Back in August, he was appointed as the interim boss of England’s U20 side, prior to his move to The Den.
Since taking over the Lions, Edwards has won one, drawn one and lost two of his opening four fixtures.
OPPOSITION FOCUS | SEASON SO FAR
The Lions arrive in the Welsh capital currently sitting 19th in the Championship table.
Edwards’ side are without a win in their last three games, suffering defeats to Coventry City and Ipswich Town.
Last time out, Millwall welcomed Sunderland to The Den, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Despite a disappointing season so far, the Lions have travelled well, with their away record ranking ninth in the division.
OPPOSITION FOCUS | KEY PLAYER
Attacking midfielder Zian Flemming has impressed since joining Millwall from Fortuna Sittard last summer.
The Dutchman netted 15 goals in the Championship last season in a successful first campaign in the English football pyramid.
Flemming has four goals to his tally so far this season, coming against Rotherham United, Plymouth Argyle, Preston North End and Watford.
Also contributing with two assists, the midfielder has a shot accuracy of 45%.
CLUB CONNECTION | MARK KENNEDY
Mark Kennedy began his professional career with Millwall, making his senior debut in April 1993 at the age of 16.
Spending three years with the Lions, Kennedy netted a memorable goal at Highbury that helped knock Arsenal out of the FA Cup in 1995.
Going on to represent the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace, Kennedy became a Bluebird in 2008.
With Joe Ledley cementing his place on the left wing, Kennedy operated as a left back for City, making 66 league appearances for the Club.
It was during his time with the Bluebirds that he made his 400th career club start, coming against Sheffield Wednesday in September 2009.