Kenneth Zohore enjoyed a near-perfect full Millwall debut against Preston North End on Wednesday.
Having joined on loan from West Brom until mid-January, the Danish striker has been a second-half substitute in the games against both Luton Town and Barnsley.
However, at Deepdale, Zohore was handed his first start by Gary Rowett – preferred to both Matt Smith and Tom Bradshaw against Alex Neil’s men, despite his lack of minutes in recent months.
Zohore looked rusty in the early exchanges, skewing one shot into the corner flag, although his hold-up play was bringing the likes of Jed Wallace and Mason Bennett into play.
But just nine minutes after the break, the 26-year-old made his mark by slotting home at the end of a blistering Lions attack following great work from both Bennett and then Wallace to break the deadlock.
It was Zohore’s first goal since netting for the Baggies in an FA Cup defeat to Newcastle back in March.
Although that would his final meaningful contribution after pulling up a little more than 20 minutes later with what appeared a muscle problem.
However, stand-in manager Alex Pearce provided a positive update on Zohore’s fitness.
Speaking to South London Press, Millwall’s captain said: “I haven’t checked with the physio department yet. I think it might be cramp which would be understandable – he’s not had many minutes.
“I thought he put in brilliant effort in and that shows with him getting cramp, but again, a very positive night for Ken.”
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With Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Tom Bradshaw badly out of form, and Troy Parrott still on the sidelines, this is the last thing that Millwall’s strike department need.
Luckily, Pearce didn’t sound too concerned, which means hopefully Zohore will recover in time to face Huddersfield at The Den on Saturday.