It has been something of a slow but steady start to the Championship season for Millwall.
Saturday’s win over Barnsley made it back to back 1-0 victories for Gary Rowett’s side, who prior to that, had won just one of their opening nine Championship games this season.
That means the Lions are now 11th in the second-tier standings, and they will no doubt be looking to kick on from that in the rest of the campaign.
If they are to do that, then there is a chance they will need to strengthen their squad in the January transfer window, to ensure they remain competitive all the way through to the season’s end.
So with that in mind, we’ve taken a look at two Millwall scenarios that could play out in the January window, right here.
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Jed Wallace to depart?
One current Millwall player who could find himself on the move elsewhere come the January window, is Jed Wallace.
As exclusively revealed by Football League World, it is looking increasingly difficult for Millwall to secure a new contract for Wallace, whose current deal expires next summer, amid considerable interest from the Premier League, and Scotland’s Auld Firm.
With that in mind, Millwall may look to cash in on Wallace in January, rather than lose a player of his ability for noting in the summer, by selling him to another English club at the turn of the year. But the fact he can agree pre-contract deals with overseas sides by that point, could complicate matters further.
A new attacker arrives?
Attack is certainly one area that Millwall may well look to strengthen in the January transfer window, not least if Wallace is to depart.
Speaking after his side’s win over Barnsley, Rowett admitted that injury issues have left him short on numbers up front, while it is also worth noting that goals have been somewhat hard to come by this season, with just 11 in 11 league games so far, with Wallace scoring four of those.
As a result, recruiting some additional attacking firepower could be a smart move for the Lions, and help them kick on in their push for a top six spot this season.