Millwall have enjoyed a positive beginning to their Championship campaign so far, with Neil Harris’ men having picked up nine points from a possible 18, recording two wins, three draws and only losing once, in what has been a series of solid performances from the Lions.
Following a disappointing showing last season, in which Millwall finished just above the relegation places, Harris has been working hard this summer to strengthen the existing squad.
Naturally some players have had to settle with bit-part roles so far this season, leading to the likes of club stalwart Steve Morrison leaving on loan deals. Where as some have departed the Den, others that should have followed them have not, here’s TWO players that we believe Millwall should have loaned out this summer….
The towering front man has so far only made one single appearance for the Lions so far this season, with his opportunities to start more games seemingly blocked by the likes of fellow forwards Aiden O’Brien, Matt Smith, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Tom Bradshaw, it may have been wise for the club to allow him to leave on a temporary deal.
There was some interest reported in the 28-year-old during the window, with the likes of League One Ipswich Town strongly linked with a move for the talented centre-forward, who has over 300 club appearances to his name, having turned out for the likes of Leeds United and AFC Wimbledon during his lengthy career.
The second player that we believe could have done with a spell out on loan is bright prospect, 19-year-old midfielder Billy Mitchell, who has this season made the step up to the first team squad from the Lions under-23 side.
With the central midfield player so far appearing in two games for the Bermondsey based side, with the youngster playing 90 minutes against Oxford United in the Carabao Cup and a sub appearance against Wigan Athletic at the back end of last season.
Despite breaking through, a loan move to another Football League side would have been beneficial for Mitchell’s development in order to improve the physical side of his game, with the versatile player only standing at 5ft 10in and being only slight in stature, a loan move to a physical team in League One or Two would have provided good preparation for pushing him to become a regular in the future for Millwall.