Date: 21st July 2017 at 3:44pm
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Millwall chief executive Steve Kavanagh has been speaking of his disappointment at our Championship opener being moved to a Friday night but he admitted there was nothing that could be done about it.

With us originally set to face Nottingham Forest on the opening day of the campaign at the City Ground on Saturday, the game was moved the other week to Friday August 4 owing to Trent Bridge hosting the T20 cricket on the Saturday and Kavanagh told London News Online that simply put neither Forest nor Millwall could do anything about the move.

‘It was disappointing but was a fait accompli. We spoke to Forest and they were quite clear from the outset that it was out of their control. We went to the Football League and nothing could be done. We couldn`t even look at the Sunday as that then affected the Carabao Cup.’

Kavanagh went on to say.

‘We were left in a very difficult situation but there is no other solution. We`re looking at discounted travel for fans, to get as many as possible there. We looked into trains but getting back to London isn`t possible – the cost is way out of something we can expect fans to come up with.’

One thing Kavanagh is looking into with travel problems on the Friday night is the potential for a beam back screening at The Den.

‘We`re exploring it but that is always a difficult one. We are making representations at this moment in time, it`s not looking like it is going to be possible but we will continue to explore it. Being our first game back in the Championship, it doesn`t seem fair for people to miss out.’

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