Preview: Millwall v Leicester

Millwall will look to extend their unbeaten run to 13 games in all competitions when they host Leicester City in a FA Cup fifth round encounter on Saturday afternoon.

Neil Harris' charges have enjoyed a fairytale run in this year's FA Cup and will be looking to claim the scalp of a third Premier League team in the tournament, having already registered victories against Bournemouth and Watford with 3-0 and 1-0 scorelines respectively.

Millwall condemned Port Vale to a 2-0 loss in their most recent League One encounter and occupy sixth position on the table – 14 points adrift of leaders, Sheffield United. 

The Lions have not conceded a goal in their last five consecutive games across all competitions and will be aiming to extend that record against a goal-shy Leicester side.

Harris revealed that his team are well-prepared to face the reigning Premier League champions, but revealed that he has also set his sights on his side's next league match on Tuesday.

"The team spirit is excellent and individually and collectively we are playing really well," he said in a pre-match conference.

"This is a huge game for us, the players and the fans are really looking forward to it but I will admit that my mind has already turned to Chesterfield on Tuesday."

Calum Butcher is back in contention for a starting-berth for the home side after missing the victory against Port Vale, while midfielder Ben Thompson and forward Lee Gregory are doubtful for the clash.

The visitors, who have endured a dismal campaign this season, find themselves in danger of relegation, nine months after creating history by clinching their maiden Premier League title.

Claudio Ranieri's side defeated Everton 2-1 and Derby County 3-1 to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup, with both games going to extra-time. The fixture against the Championship outfit proved particularly tough and needed a replay to set aside the two teams, after they played to a 2-2 stalemate. 

Wilfred Ndidi and Demarai Gray emerged as heroes in the replay as their extra-time goals gave the Foxes a 3-1 victory.

With City still competing in the Champions League and battling for their survival in the Premier League, Ranieiri highlighted his side's targets, while indicating that will name an unchanged line-up from the team that garnered victory against Derby.

"Our target is the Premier League – that is it," he said in a press-conference. 

"Of course we play in the FA Cup and Champions League and we want to do our best, but our aim is to be safe at the end. The goal is the Premier League.

"I want to give another opportunity to the players who played against Derby for them to show how good they are.

"Believe me, I don't think about Sevilla (in the first leg of the Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday), I think about Millwall," he said.

Leonardo Ulloa and Islam Slimani will both miss the encounter due for Leicester due to injury.

The two side's face-off at 17h00.

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