Town Head Coach Luke Williams is expecting his side to face a physical battle away at Millwall on Boxing Day (3pm Kick-Off) but has backed them to deal with it and come away from The Den with a result.
“I like the fact that Millwall keep a strong identity every year with blood and thunder every time you play them,” he said.
“I don’t expect anything less from Millwall and I think they’ll be ready to use the physical side of the game as much as they possibly can.
“I’m a bit surprised with where they are in the table and there can be a hangover after having such a good season and not really achieving anything substantial.
“Sometimes players even without knowing it can start to think did they miss out on getting up and playing at the next level or did they miss out on a move when they were hot, but as the season wears on I think they will become stronger.
“Millwall are a very competitive League One team but I think it is fair to say that they aren’t of the same quality as Sheffield United or Scunthorpe.
“We should be able to compete against Millwall better than we did against Sheffield United.”
Town will be in training today and on Christmas Day and Williams is expecting a lively session from his squad tomorrow morning.
“I think this is the fifth or sixth time I have been into training on Christmas Day and the roads are remarkably quiet, there is no noise around the training pitch,” he added.
“You are there and there are no lorries driving past the Wootton Bassett site, there are no extra people around or another group waiting to come on because everyone is at home filling up with turkey and chocolate.
“It’s normally a very lively session, we might not be there all day but the work that will be done will be of a high quality.
“Every Christmas Day I can remember has been the same, there is a real liveliness to training so I can expect the same from this team.”