Millwall striker Matt Smith has told News at Den that he has been really impressed with the transfer business that the club conducted during the summer.
As like many clubs up and down the country, the summer months provided a good opportunity for the Lions to freshen up their squad with new faces.
Gary Rowett and co went to work and brought in the likes of George Long, Scott Malone, George Saville, Daniel Ballard, Benik Afobe and Sheyi Ojo from the likes of Hull City, Derby County, Middlesbrough, Arsenal, Stoke City and Liverpool respectively.
Now Smith has admitted that he has been very impressed with the business conducted by the club this season, as he stated the following recently:
“Naturally you look to see how the club is going to improve the squad. The signings have been a real statement of intent, from John [Berylson] and the board and from the manager, to show we’re trying to add quality to a squad that finished eighth and 11th.
“It’s probably that next little bit of quality that can get us to that next stage. Hopefully that can be the case but from the outside looking in it was clear that the owner and the manager had really looked to strengthen.
“And they absolutely have because the signings that have come through the door have all been quality and will improve us.”
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Millwall currently sit in 11th place of the Sky Bet Championship table and are on a run of five games unbeaten at the time of writing.
The Lions will be looking to increase that run to six at the weekend as they take on Luton Town at the Den.
Millwall’s transfer business has certainly been interesting and it is good to see that those new signings are bedding into how Rowett wants them to play moving forwards.
They now have a lot more depth to the squad and that is something that will really help them as we progress into what is a traditionally hectic winter period.
It is testament to the staff that everything has gelled so quickly and the hope will be now that the team can turn these draws into wins.
As long as they can keep things tight at the back, the Lions will always have a chance of a result because of the threat they pose in the final third.