Millwall have had a really inconsistent start to the season, and that saw former manager Neil Harris resign from his post earlier in the campaign.
In came Gary Rowett, and the former Stoke City manager has been trying to fine tune Millwall and improve what he took over.
The Lions are a side that often floats between mid-table and relegation but Rowett is determined to push them up the table and make them a side that can challenge within the top half of the division.
Will Millwall finish in the top half?
There’s no reason that they can’t but there is one problem that constantly sticks with them, and that’s their away record. At home, they are one of the best sides in the division and are constantly picking up points in the top half, but away from the Den they struggle and Rowett is the man to try and fix that.
Millwall have played three games under their new boss, and have won two of them – both coming in front of their home supporters. The fans will be delighted with the way they are playing at home and in the manner that they have started games.
The Lions beat Stoke 2-0, and in truth it was a very comfortable fixture for Millwall in which they dominated from the first minute. In their other home game, where they faced London rivals Charlton who came with a sold-out away end, they managed to score another early goal before the Addicks equalised. Matt Smith headed home in the last minute, to give Millwall supporters the optimism to think that their home record could be the start of something special this season.
Alongside the last two matches at the Den, Millwall have also beaten one of the leagues best teams in Leeds United. They were able to dispatch them in front of their own fans, which shows that on their day they are a match for anyone in front of their own supporters.
The Den will only start to become more packed out, and fans will flock in to see the side play if they can keep up this impressive home record throughout the season.
If they can manage a few more points on the road, then there’s absolutely no reason why Millwall can’t challenge in the top half of the division under Rowett.