Mark Bowen is cautiously optimistic as he prepares his team for a trip to the Den tomorrow.

On a nine game unbeaten run, Bowen's side will be hoping to tame the Lions who are also in good form.

Millwall will provide a stern test, with The Lions currently sitting in eighth spot in the league, having picked up eleven points in their last six games - a run which has included an impressive triumph over London rivals Brentford.

A win for Readding would take the run to 10 matches unbeaten and could see the side as high as ninth by 5pm on Saturday evening, within touching distance of the top six.

Bowen said: “That’s what we’ve got to aim for, no doubt about it.

“Wherever we play we will fancy our chances.

Gary Rowett’s side have lost just twice in thirteen matches.

The gaffer continued: “Any team that goes to Millwall, at any time, it’s a test for them.

“It is a difficult place to go and right through the game we need to make sure we’re prepared."

No doubt Bowen will be faced with a selection headache given the performance from the much-changed side that knocked Blackpool out of the FA Cup on Tuesday.

“We will have everyone together, the lads who travelled up to Blackpool and the ones who were left back in Reading.

“The players who were at Blackpool are now looking at me wide-eyed.”

Reading are currently in 14th, but only six points outside of the play-offs with a game in hand away to Nottingham Forest on Wednesday 22nd January.