A number of Millwall fans have been reacting to the latest report that forward Jiri Skalak is set to leave the Lions and move to FK Mladá Boleslav back in his native Czech Republic.
The 28-year-old has been something of a bit-part player at The Den over the last two-and-a-half seasons following his arrival from Brighton in the summer of 2018. The forward’s arrival was met with some degree of promise given he had played a key role in helping the Seagulls earn promotion to the Premier League during the 2016/17 season producing five assists in 31 appearances (Sofascore).
However, Skalak was unable to ever fully establish himself within the Lions’ starting line-up and went on to make just 14 Championship appearances during his first season at The Den. The attacker suffered a ligament injury at the start of last term, and he went on to feature just 12 times in the league that campaign, registering one goal in the process which came against Huddersfield Town.
Skalak has once again been on the fringes of the squad so far this campaign, and he has made just one start in the league this term which came in the goalless draw against Birmingham City back in November. That came in more of a right-wing-back role, but he has since been unable to convince Gary Rowett to select him.
It now appears according to a report from iSport.cz, that Skalak is set to leave Millwall and return to the Czech Republic where he is being linked with a potential move to FK Mladá Boleslav.
Many Millwall fans were pleased and or relieved to be seeing the 28-year-old potentially depart the club, with those supporters keen to get him off the club’s wage bill.
Here we take a look at some of the best reactions on social media…
Another signing that didn't work out. This move will benefit both parties. I'm sure majority of Millwall fans are happy with his departure too! https://t.co/c3LRRh6RIk
— Dan Houghton (@DanHoughton_) February 5, 2021
He wasn’t really given a chance by Harris then got injured and GR didn’t fancy him. TBH the wages we paid him I think we could have got Better. Farewell Jiri…
— we fear no foe 🧢 (@84Liam) February 5, 2021
Possibly the worst signing in Millwall’s history
— Alias (@Cabydabydoo) February 5, 2021
Good luck to him, looks as though he never fully recovered from long term injury, that's down to the scouting network and management not Skalak, should of been taken on loan with a view to permanent transfer.
— Dan (@m1llwalldan) February 5, 2021
That free’s up a huge wage, £15/16k a week for someone sitting on the bench at championship level is madness
— JB H (@JBHarper29) February 6, 2021
Such a strange one…His hallmark at Brighton was his passion….
& yet he never did anything near notable around our first team…lazy? Bad blood with back room staff? Preoccupied with off field stuff? All potentially good salacious stuff…but I suspect it just didn't work out https://t.co/8k2SEpasz3
— Millwall halfwayline (@millwalljdb) February 5, 2021
Praise the football god. https://t.co/dakhAXbOn7
— Sean Ward (@spjward) February 5, 2021
Please let this be true! https://t.co/vK3MrhUK0r
— Smiffy (@SmiffyMillwall) February 5, 2021