Following a 10-match winless run during November and the early parts of December, Millwall are heading in the right direction after two positive results.
The Lions have proved against both Bristol City and Nottingham Forest that they’re still fighting for their manager, despite some lacklustre performances which could’ve suggested otherwise.
Millwall are currently 16th in the standings after their opening 20 games, which is a disappointing return considering the Lions were just one point behind the automatic promotion places after their win over Preston in late-October.
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Part of the reason for Millwall’s recent dip in form has been down to their sheer number of injuries they’ve suffered throughout the season.
However, the likes of Connor Mahoney and on-loan West Brom striker Kenneth Zohore are set to return to action in the New Year, whilst young midfielder Billy Mitchell is also also expected to shake off his hamstring problem in the coming weeks.
If Rowett can keep his squad fully fit over the next six months, there’s no reason the Lions can’t climb the Championship table.
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Millwall currently have five strikers on their books in Troy Parrott, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Matt Smith, Tom Bradshaw and Zohore.
However, with Zohore’s loan set to expire in mid-January, and Rowett clearly not fancying Smith in recent matches, there could be room for another addition in the upcoming window.
Whilst the Lions have the opportunity to extend Zohore’s deal, his two-month injury could tempt Rowett to cut his losses on the Dane and look elsewhere.
Bodvarsson and Bradshaw might have hit form, but Millwall are going to need more than those two if they want to push on in the New Year.