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2 stats Millwall need to improve on during the international break

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Millwall go into the international break with their 23-year unbeaten record against Charlton still intact, after their 2-1 derby win on Saturday.

Gary Rowett has won two of his three matches in charge of the Lions so far, showing a clear upturn in performances since his arrival to The Den in late October.

The Lions may have more than a week to prepare for their next league game, but nevertheless, they have a difficult trip to the Liberty Stadium on 23 November, which will be a tough test for Gary Rowett and his players against a team that likes to keep the ball.

FLW takes a look at two statistics the Millwall boss will want to address with his players ahead of the game against The Swans in just under two weeks time…

Millwall need to score more

Millwall have scored 19 goals in their 16 Championship games, which is an average of 1.2 goals per game, according to WhoScored. That figure needs to improve, especially as The Lions have kept just three clean sheets in the Championship.

Millwall have managed to score twice or more in just five games so far, and manage 10.6 shots per game, which puts them 21st in the standings.

The way this can be addressed is if more players in the team are able to contribute. Tom Bradshaw and Jed Wallace have scored 12 of the side’s 19 goals between them, an alarming 63.1% of the team’s total.

Pass completion rate has to improve

Another statistic that the Millwall manager will not want to read is their pass completion rate, which at present is the second-lowest in the division, at 66%. Compare that figure to Fulham, who are top of the standings with 86.9% and it can be seen that there is work to do.

As a team that likes to play direct, however, it is understandable that the figure is lower then most. But, a higher pass completion rate leads to less mistakes that could potentially lead to a goal-scoring opportunity.

Around 1/6 of total attempted passes per game are inaccurate short passes, leading to Millwall being dispossessed just under seven times per game on average.


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