MILLWALL will go into the final day in sixth place if they beat QPR on Saturday and Cardiff lose at Middlesbrough.
However, failure to get three points at a stadium where they haven’t won since February 1989 combined with a victory for Neil Harris’ Bluebirds at Boro will end the Lions’ top-six chances.
Mark Warburton’s QPR are in 16th place in the table, with only their final position to play for.
The Hoops are the highest-scoring side outside the top six (61 goals) but only Hull (83) and Luton (80) have conceded more goals than them in the Championship.
Millwall have four clean sheets in their last four away games and are aiming for an eighth win away from home in the league under Gary Rowett.
Rowett should have Jon Dadi Bodvarson available for selection, after the Iceland international made his first appearance since the opening game of the restart against Derby when he came on in the 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday.
QPR are without the injured Charlie Owens, Jordan Hugill, Lee Wallace and Angel Rangel.
Despite his side having little to play for, Warburton wants his players to take the game to the Lions.
“Millwall have some very good football players, people like Jed Wallace and Ryan Woods, who can move the ball well,” Warburton said. “They have physicality and they have a very strong defensive record.
“They’re a good team and we have absolute respect for Gary and his players. We have to impose ourselves upon them once the game kicks off.”
Possible Millwall starting XI: 5-2-3: Bialkowski; Romeo, Hutchinson, Pearce, Cooper, Ferguson; Woods, Leonard; J Wallace, Bradshaw, Bennett.
Match odds: QPR 12/5 Draw 5/2 Millwall EVS
Last meeting: Championship (September 21, 2019): Millwall 1-2 QPR (Hutchinson 72; Wells 56, 72).
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