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2 Tom Elliott upgrades Neil Harris needs to consider at Millwall this summer

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Millwall are languishing towards the lower reaches of the Championship and are four points above the dreaded drop zone.

The Lions have recorded back-to-back defeats having been hammered 3-1 by Preston North End before defensive naivety saw them slip to a 2-1 loss to Hull City.

Neil Harris’ side welcome league leaders Norwich City to The Den this weekend with the starting XI up in the air after recent poor performances.

One player who has taken the brunt of the fans’ criticism recently – and for most of the season is striker Tom Elliott.

The 28-year-old has three goals to his name this term – but none in his last six games since the New Year’s Day win over Ipswich Town.

Having been on the bench a lot prior to the Preston game, he was handed a start last weekend, with the expectation he could emulate Steve Morison’s influence with Harris reverting to a 4-4-2 system.

Elliott was dragged off at half-time having completed just nine of his attempted 22 passes and had only 27 touches of the ball.

He did win 12 headers, but they all went wayward and to an opponent.

The fans were jeering his every move and even sarcastically applauded when he completed a pass.

Elliott is out of contract in the summer, and he has failed to prove why he is worthy of a new deal thus far.

With that said, here are TWO replacements for the striker Harris needs to consider in the

summer.

Charlie Wyke

Since moving to Sunderland, the 26-year-old has had injury problems and has failed to cement a place in the starting XI.

Harris is adept at getting the best out of players who arrive having underperformed at their previous club.

Wyke is the build and style of a striker the Millwall boss likes in his side, and could well be a hit at The Den if he were to move there.

He has one goal this term in 14 games – six of which have been from the start.

Given the chance, Wyke’s skill set would be better suited to a team like the Lions than it currently is at the Stadium of Light.

Tom Eaves

Millwall have been linked with the Gillingham striker before, who has 16 goals this season for a mid-table side.

Eaves is a tall, powerful striker who would be perfect down The Den.

His aerial ability mixed with his footballing prowess makes him a hybrid of the type of player Harris admires.

His goal scoring record speaks for itself, and it could be a genius move if Eaves is able to be coaxed to south London.


ScoopDragon Football News Network

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