Millwall should know plenty about Huddersfield Town when they head North for Saturday’s Championship game.
And Lions manager Ian Holloway will hope knowledge is power as he eyes a first win over the John Smith’s Stadium side in four attempts.
Going back to the pre-season friendly against Newcastle United, the South London club have had a scout at four of Town’s six home games so far.
Millwall were, of course, interested in Sean Scannell ahead of the last transfer window deadline, although former Bolton Wanderers’ man Chris Eagles is said to be their latest target (now a free agent, the 28-year-old is training with the club as he tries to earn a contract).
Holloway was last at the John Smith’s in January 2013, when his Crystal Palace side were beaten 1-0 in a Championship clash.
The previous month, the sides had drawn 1-1 at Selhurst Park.
The 51-year-old began the 2012-13 campaign in charge at Blackpool, where Town chalked up a 3-1 win over his charges in the September.
Holloway will have happy memories of meetings with Town in 2002-03, when he was in charge of QPR.
The West London team were 3-0 winners home and away in League I.
Rangers reached the play-off final, losing to Cardiff City, while Town were relegated.
Holloway’s previous two visits to the John Smith’s with QPR both ended in defeat, 1-0 in 2001-02, when Town made the League I play-offs, and 2-1 2000-01, when both teams were relegated from the Championship.
His managerial career began at Bristol Rovers in May 1996 and he has also bossed Plymouth Argyle and Leicester City.
A player with Bristol Rovers (three separate spells), Wimbledon, Brentford, Torquay United and QPR, Holloway became Millwall manager last January.
Like Town, Millwall have taken just one point from three games.
Saturday’s goalless home draw with Championship leaders Nottingham Forest followed defeats at Reading (3-2) and Ipswich Town (2-0).
Millwall had the better of their meeting with unbeaten Forest.
And Holloway said: “I was very pleased even though we have only got one point in a week.
“We have played better over the last week than we have in some of our other games.
“We made a couple of mistakes and when you do that and don’t take a chance then this division isn’t very nice.”
Millwall’s three league wins this season came against Leeds United, Fulham and Blackpool while Wycombe Wanderers were beaten in the Capital One Cup.