Following the Lions 2-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday evening, we once again travel to Yorkshire to face Championship new boys Rotherham.
Millwall go into this still in search of their first away victory of the season after narrowly losing 2-1 at Hillsborough courtesy of Barry Bannan’s excellent volley and Tom Lees cool finish through the legs of Lions ‘keeper Jordan Archer.
Ryan Tunnicliffe neatly slotted home on 72nd minute. It could have been 2-2 had it not been for Owls ‘keeper Cameron Dawson’s heroics as Jiri Skalak was denied a last-gasp equaliser, meaning Millwall suffer their first defeat in all competitions since April.
As for Rotherham, they’ve picked up one win so far this campaign whilst losing three, a trend which they’ll be keen to get out of and find some consistency.
This appears to be an ideal game for the Millers being at home and Millwall suffering a loss which they hadn’t suffered since playing away to Middlesbrough, April last season, an early goal for Rotherham could set the tone and make things uncomfortable for us and unnerve the team. I’m sure Paul Warne will be keen to get that message across to his players.
Harris will very much be looking for a reaction from his players, he exclaimed after the game against the Owls that:
“I’m the angriest I’ve been for a long time. We’re a good team but tonight we didn’t show it and I’m not prepared to accept that”.
This week he has bolstered his attacking options through the acquisition of Barnsley forward Tom Bradshaw who will very much be in contention for this weekend’s fixture as we go in search of a first win on the road.
Following the comments of Harris after Wednesday night’s defeat I fully expect a positive reaction against Rotherham and much to the disappointment of their fans I do think they could be on the end of a trouncing.
However, with the lack of a cutting edge in the first few games, I think they might get one or two let off’s, but in the end I believe our quality will shine through in a 2-0 victory at the New York Stadium.
GK: Jordan Archer
RB: Mahlon Romeo
CB: Jake Cooper
CB: Shaun Hutchinson
LB: James Meredith
RM: Jed Wallace
CM: Ryan Tunnicliffe
CM : George Saville
LM: Jiri Skalak
ST: Lee Gregory
ST: Tom Bradshaw
Picture Credit: Sky Sports