TOWN hold a three-point lead over Colchester in the race for the final play-off place.

And they can strike a psychological blow in that battle if they prevail tonight and extend that advantage to six.

However, the one small sticking point is that Town are up against promotion-chasing Millwall, who have lost just once in 19 League I outings.

Town’s home record nevertheless means they edge favouritism at 7/5 with totesport, while the Lions are chalked up by William Hill at 19/10 and the stalemate is on offer at 12/5 (Betdaq).

The latter will inevitably be popular given the form of the visitors and the fact that Lee Clark’s charges have lost just once all season at the Galpharm, and subsequently, 888Sport’s 6/1 for Millwall to draw 1-1 for the second time in the space of four days will also attract cash.

However Town’s dramatic comeback against Walsall on Tuesday means confidence will be high in the home camp and that might rub off on supporters, who can back Town at 7/2 with Ladbrokes to edge a tight affair by a one-goal margin.

More specifically, Paddy Power post 15/2 against Clark’s men grabbing the only goal and for punters expecting both teams to find the net (3/4, Partybets), Betfred offer 8/1 for Town to finish on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline.

Elsewhere, Victor Chandler offer even money for the teams to be inseparable at the interval and price the Terriers at 9/2 to eventually come out on top following that level opening 45 minutes.

Jordan Rhodes and Lee Novak, meanwhile, are 11/2 (bet365) and 7/1 (Stan James) respectively to break the deadlock in a clash that is 10/11 with Victor Chandler to produce three or more goals.

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