Millwall v Charlton Athletic preview
Millwall v Charlton Athletic preview

The Den will be a white hot cauldron‎ on Saturday afternoon. The clash of the South East London rivals always makes for an intense atmosphere on the terraces.

That tension is transmits itself to the pitch, and the‎ fixture has been no stranger to red cards over the years. On Good Friday 2015, Chris Solly was sent off after just 28 minutes.

The only surprise was he lasted that long! Solly had been flying into challenges all afternoon and his dismissal looked inevitable.

Lee Bowyer – also a red card victim in the fixture – will stress to his players the need for cool heads.

The game is important, but the Addicks have to face Cardiff, Luton and Sheffield Wednesday before the EFL yellow card ‘amnesty’ kicks in.

Conor Gallagher, Tom Lockyer and Darren Pratley are currently walking the disciplinary tightrope. A booking in any of the next four games would see them pick up a one match suspension.

Controlled passion and cool heads will be the order of the day down SE16 way on Saturday afternoon.