Once the campaign eventually resumes, Millwall will be looking to continue their unlikely play-off bid, with Gary Rowett’s men just two points adrift of sixth-placed Preston North End in the current standings.
The Lions secured arguably the result of their season against promotion-chasing Nottingham Forest in their previous game at the beginning of the month, a result which moved them up to 8th in the table.
Here, we take a look at TWO facts about Millwall’s season so far that you might now have been aware of….
Matt Smith has the second best minutes-to-goals record in the Championship
When you think of the most prolific goalscorers in the Championship at present, the likes of Aleksander Mitrovic, Ollie Watkins and Patrick Bamford come to mind – not the name of Matt Smith.
But remarkably, after his first career league hat-trick at the City Ground in early-March, the former QPR striker is averagely scoring more regularly than any other player in the second-tier besides the leagues top goalscorer Mitrovic.
Smith has started just 18 league matches as a Lions player, notching 11 times in exactly 1550 minutes, meaning on average, the frontman is finding the back of the net once every 141 minutes.
Not even Harry Kane, Tammy Abraham and Raheem Sterling can match figures.
Millwall are unbeaten when Matt Smith scores
Smith has impressed since making the short switch from Queens Park Rangers last summer, and it appears that Millwall are benefiting when he does get himself on the scoresheet.
The 30-year-old’s treble against Nottingham Forest was the eighth different Championship match that he’s scored in this season, and remarkably, the Lions have managed to remain unbeaten throughout, collecting five victories and three draws.
Smith has notched winning goals against both Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton Athletic, whilst also produced telling contributions to earn points against West Brom, Huddersfield Town and Wigan Athletic back in November.
If Smith continues his recent goalscoring form and this record still stands, the Lions might just remain in play-off contention at the business end of the campaign.
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