Millwall were last season’s surprise package in the Championship, with Neil Harris guiding his side to within a whisker of a play off spot.
Having only been promoted from League One the season before, the Lions weren’t expected to challenge the top six, but through a mix of determination, guile and attitude, they did just that.
Now they face the difficult ‘second season’, the one that comes after being under dogs. Nobody will be under-estimating them this time around and Harris will know only by astute squad development and a keen eye for a bargain will he be amongst the front runners again.
There’s no reason why they can’t challenge, but only with the right recruitment policy. They’ve shown time and again they’re much more than the sum of their parts and that is the driving force behind the optimism in South East London right now.
Millwall won’t spend millions of pounds, but they may not need to as they have a habit of turning previously under rated players into part of an effective machine.
FLW looks at five bits of business that could go through over the coming weeks.