Milwall, currently ninth in the League One, host local rivals Watford, currently 14th in the Premier League, at The Den on Sunday. Encouraged by a hostile atmosphere, Millwall will look to surprise a few to advance to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Zarate suspended

Millwall are once more without stalwart centre-back Shaun Hutchinson, who missed last weekend's match with Bradford City due to a recurring calf problem. Loanee from Reading, Jake Cooper-who made his debut last week at Bradford-is expected to keep his place in the side.

Argentinian striker Mauro Zarate will be unavailable for the Hornets due to a suspension carried over from his former club, Fiorentina.

Watford, too, will be without the services of Jose Holebas, who begins a two-match ban following his tenth yellow card of the season.

What the managers said

Neil Harris, Millwall manager, said: 'It's a huge opportunity for us to surprise a few people this weekend. Admittedly, it is a huge test for us, but we are playing a big side from the Premier League and I fully expect my boys to step up and deliver a performance worthy of the occasion'.

Continuing, Harris said: 'I don't believe that my players will be under pressure. I have told them many times to go out, express themselves with freedom and, most importantly, to enjoy themselves. We are seeing this as a free opportunity for us to show everyone what we can do and cause Watford some serious problems.

The great thing about the FA Cup is that it allows magic to happen. We have a chance to cause an upset and that's why people from all over the United Kingdom will be watching us,' Harris said.

Walter Mazzarri, Watford's manager, discussed his new signings: 'I think that the club has made a statement of intent with the new signings [Mauro Zarate and M'baye Niang, a former prodigy that spent the early stages of his career at AC Milan]. I know for a fact that many clubs outside of the United Kingdom were interested in signing them both. Both bring something different to the squad. They will help us play my type of game'.