by Michael Hart
QUEEN 'S PARK RANGERS manager Jim Smith its to use tonight's Littlewoods
Cup match against London rivals Millwall-to restore confidence in Rangers'
The League leaders, beaten for the first time last Saturday, face a Millwall
side who will be among the Second Division promotion contenders at the
end of the season.
"This will be a very good test of the character and resilience of my team,"
said Smith. "We are obviously going to suffer setbacks during the course of
the season and the best sides are those that can overcome them-quickly.
"It's up to us to bounce back so that we restore confidence in time for
Saturday's League game against Luton."
Despite the 2-0 defeat at Oxford, Smith retains an unchanged side for the fifth
consecutive match. Nicky Coleman, who played his first game of the season
in Millwall's win at Sheffield! I United last Saturday, should retain his place
in the side tonight.
The big worry for manager John Docherty concerns goal keeper Brian Horne,
who has a bruised leg. If unfit his place will go to Paul Sansome.