Sheyi Ojo will travel to West Bromwich Albion with the Millwall squad on Saturday hoping for his first runout for the Lions.
Gary Rowett was enthusiastic about the threat the 24-year-old will add to the Lions’ attacking contingent when speaking to News At Den.
He said: “He’ll certainly be in contention and he’ll certainly be in the squad, that’s why we brought him into the group.
“He’s looked good in training, he’s got great athleticism and a real turn of speed. You can see his quality as well.”
Ojo arrives at The Den for his seventh loan spell away from Liverpool, with his current contract at Anfield running until the end of next season. The pacey winger has clocked up 91 appearances at Championship in his career, scoring 11 and assisting 12.
Five goals and seven assists for Cardiff City last term suggest that he is finding his feet at the level and could be a key cog in Millwall’s offense this season.
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Rowett continued: “It’s up to us and Sheyi to get that quality out and show what he’s all about. I’ve said it before, I think there’s more to come from him than what anybody has seen so far.
“I’m confident that we can give him a platform to go and show that.”
It will be interesting to see how Rowett combats Valerien Ismael’s dominant Baggies on Saturday, with West Brom already looking every bit automatic promotion fodder in their first five outings.
Harry Wilson, 24, finally moved away from Liverpool on a permanent basis this summer and there are parallels to be drawn between the two players.
Ojo is likely to be an affordable player in the market at the end of the season, at that stage he would only have a year left on his deal on Merseyside.
Following on from the most impressive campaign of his career last term, Millwall have a serious player on their hands and one that will be trying to get his feet under the table in pursuit of a more long term destination in the near future.
With Mason Bennett and Connor Mahoney providing the competition for places at The Den, Ojo should have no trouble honing in on a regular first team spot on the wing. The Lions will be aiming for a play-off push and Ojo is an astute acquisition in attempting to realise that.