Jordan Archer has not been in the Millwall squad since being dropped after the 1-0 defeat against Rotherham United back in August.
Neil Harris decided to leave him out of the team entirely after citing a mentality issue after the end of the loan window back at the start of September.
Since then, Ben Amos has deputised between the sticks ahead of the 25-year-old, who has only recently been promoted back to the squad with a place on the bench.
During his time out of the team, Millwall have only managed one win and two draws in nine matches – a run that has seen them drop into the Championship relegation zone.
No clean sheet has been registered either, with the only one this season coming in the goalless draw with Blackburn Rovers on matchday two.
With Harris still searching for the right formula, we asked our group of FLW writers if they felt Archer deserves to start for Millwall tomorrow night when they face Wigan Athletic at The Den…
Archer should be involved this week for Millwall.
He will feel hard done by having only started five games this season, particularly with Ben Amos struggling for form.
Archer certainly deserves to be given a fair chance by Neil Harris this season as he has previously shown that he can perform to a high standard with Millwall.
It is easy to lull goalkeepers into a sense of security and that seems to be what is happening to Archer.
He needs to know that Amos is a serious competitor for him.
Yes, it’s time to change things.
That’s not to say that Archer has been a very good keeper, he lost his place for a reason and doesn’t always convince.
But things are not going well at all now and Amos is conceding too many goals and not playing well himself.
Is changing goalkeepers really going to help Millwall turn things around? Not for me.
Yes, Archer was impressive last season, but Amos has had some good moments already this year and there is a reason Neil Harris has opted to back the goalkeeper.
Millwall’s problems run deeper.