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The Millwall dilemmas Rowett will be facing ahead of tonight’s clash with Birmingham at 7pm

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Millwall go in search of consecutive home Championship victories when they take on Birmingham at The Den this evening.

Gary Rowett’s team ended their three-month wait for a home win by beating Sheffield Wednesday earlier this month.

The Lions then extended their impressive recent revival when coming from behind to beat top-six chasing Reading on Saturday – leaving the Londoners just eight points off the play-off themselves.

Three more points tonight could see Millwall become genuine top-six contenders, and here, we’ve  been looking at TWO dilemmas that Rowett might be facing ahead the game with his former side.

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Who starts at right-back/right wing-back?

Whilst this is a luxurious position for Rowett, he must be having sleepless nights in regards to who to start on the right-side of his defence.

Mahlon Romeo has been the Lions first-choice for the majority of the last five seasons, but Danny McNamara’s return from his loan with St Johnstone has given the former Gillingham defender some serious competition for the first time in his Millwall career.

Having made his debut in the FA Cup last month, McNamara then started the next six Championship matches before making way for Romeo against Sheffield Wednesday last Saturday.

Romeo might have kept his place at Reading, and whilst Rowett is unlikely to make too many changes after a victory, McNamara’s outstanding form prior to dropping out of the side will be in the back of Rowett’s mind, which could lead to a recall.

Upfront?

With Kenneth Zohore likely to miss out following a muscle problem sustained at the Madejski Stadium, the on-loan West Brom striker is going to need to be replaced.

The obvious candidate would be Matt Smith.

The big striker has scored more than any other Millwall player since signing from QPR, but what he brings in goals, he lacks in other areas.

Despite his goalscoring threat, Smith hasn’t started in the Championship since early December, which could therefore pave the way for one of Tom Bradshaw or Jon Dadi Bodvarsson to start.

Bradshaw has also been short of minutes in recent months, although he’ll be hoping his positive impact off the bench against Reading on Saturday will see him get the nod over Bodvarsson.


I'm Jake Sanders, a Freelance Journalist for Snack Media covering all things at the Football League World having joined the company back in March 2020.

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