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21 interceptions: How has this 26-y/o Millwall man fared since his arrival?

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Millwall currently sit in 10th place in the Championship after 33 league games and with just over a third of the season remaining, Gary Rowett will be hoping that the Lions can continue to close the gap on the top six.

The SE16 side were victorious in their last outing, defeating Preston North End 1-0 at Deepdale to put an end to a disappointing blip in form which saw no wins in five games.

January addition Ryan Woods got another ninety minutes under his belt over the course of the game, starting each time he has featured for the Lions.

So far, he is the only new signing that has made an appearance at the club since joining.

Here, we look in depth at the impact Ryan Woods has had since his arrival at The Den and break down his numbers…

With Gary Rowett putting his faith in the 26-year-old week in week out, has it paid off?

Well, in the six times Woods has put on the Millwall shirt, the Lions have won twice, drawn twice and lost twice. That shows an air of inconsistency, but it is a team game.

His individual stats are more important, and so far we can see that Woods is more of a defensive-minded midfielder.

Woods has played a total of 567 minutes of football for Millwall, making 21 interceptions and 43 ball recoveries in that time, which are impressive numbers. It shows that Woods’s work off the ball goes under the radar.

In addition, the on-loan Stoke man has an average pass completion rate of 79%, which once again is a respectable figure.

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However, aerial duels have not been his strong point, winning just nine over the course of his six games. A key factor in that is his height – Woods lines up at 5’6″.

Although the defensive aspect of his game has been successful, Rowett has often deployed Woods as a out-and-out central midfield player, which means attacking duties are also expected.

This has not gone as well for him, as he has made just three successful dribbles, and not contributed towards any goals.

Overall, it has been a mixed bag for Woods so far. In spite of that, he offers a lot to the team defensively, and that can only be a positive thing for Millwall moving forward.


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