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Three reasons Millwall fans should be pleased with their start to the season



After flirting closely with relegation last season, the summer transfer window was always going to be a hugely important one for Millwall.

And it turned out to be one their busiest yet, shipping out ten first-team faces, including Ryan Tunnicliffe, Lee Gregory, Fred Onyedinma and Conor McLaughlin and bringing in ten.

Amongst those to arrive were Connor Mahoney, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Jayson Molumby, Matt Smith and Jason McCarthy and so far it has been a case of so far so good for the Lions, currently sitting comfortably in 12th place with six games played.

So, here are THREE reasons Millwall fans should be pleased with their start to the season…

Change in form

There will have been concerns that the poor run of form that hampered them last season may have ran over into this one, but that has not been the case.

A 1-0 win against Preston North End set the tone perfectly on the opening day and although they have only picked up one more win, they have only lost once all season – to promotion contenders Fulham.

It is still early days but the fans must be pleased with how they summer overhaul is working for them so far.

New faces effective

Bartosz Bialkowski has looked immense in goal for the Lions so far and he is not alone in impressing his new fans.

Former QPR man Matt Smith is, with the greatest of respect to Millwall, unsurprisingly proving a menace at the point of a direct and physical Millwall attack, with Bodvarsson also proving effective for similar reasons.

Mahoney looks immediately at home at The Den as well, notching two assists already, and you suspect with the ariel power possessed by the Lions that those numbers will rise a lot higher by the end of the season.

Home fortress

During the 2017/18 campaign, Millwall had the sixth best home record in the entire division, something which was a huge factor in their late burst for the play-offs.

However, that was lost last season, winning just seven home matches and dropping to 17th in the home-form table.

But the early signs are very good so far this campaign. They are unbeaten at The Den, with two wins and a draw to their name, sitting seventh in the home-form table after six games.

A very useful weapon appears to be back in their hands.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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