Millwall boss Gary Rowett has revealed that he expects his side to complete just one more signing before the end of the month following the arrival of midfielder Ryan Woods last Friday.
The Lions completed the signing of Woods on loan from Stoke until the end of the season, with this seeing the midfielder reunite with Rowett who initially brought him to the Potters, and it appears this represents one of Millwall’s two additions this month.
Rowett has revealed he is also interested in adding Derby attacker Mason Bennett to his side’s ranks on a temporary basis, but the 45-year-old has now emphasised that his seventh-placed side will not be hugely active during the remainder of the window.
Speaking to London News Online, Rowett said he would like to add another attacking player before the window slams shut, but he is hesitant to adding depth in other positions because this could restrict his existing players from getting a fair opportunity.
“Realistically we’ll probably do one more. I don’t really see a need to make more changes. There’s areas long term that we would like to strengthen – just the depth and amount of players in that position,” said Rowett.
“But at the same time you could see at the weekend that we’ve got a lot of players who I think have got more potential – Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Connor Mahoney, just to name a couple.
“We have to be careful we don’t bring in too many and it stops them getting an opportunity.
“I do feel that we need the opportunity to bring something different in the forward area, but potentially everywhere else we are okay.”
The South London outfit have excelled since Rowett’s appointment back in October, with the former Derby boss having lifted his side into play-off contention following a run of just one defeat in their last 12 games.
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Millwall’s continued run of impressive form means there is clearly no immediate need for Rowett to sign a barrage of players this month, and I think it would represent solid business if the final incoming of the month is another striker.
Bennett is definitely someone who has not received the playing time he would have liked this term, and this means that a deal should be relatively easy to negotiate given the striker would surely be keen on the move after working with Rowett previously.
This means Bennett should be able to slot into the environment Rowett has created without any problems, and making the striker the final signing of the month should ensure that Millwall’s team harmony is not disrupted heading into the remainder of the season.