Still winless away from home, without a win in five league games, conceding late goals that cost points nearly every game.
It’s hard to look for positives around Millwall at the moment and I suppose the solitary plus Lions fans can have is that it is early in the season and with some fans calling for Harris’ head it’ll be interesting to see if the board are leaning to that side of things, how long they give him before making changes. A win against this West Brom side would be the perfect tonic to ease the pressure with the Midlands side sitting in fourth and looking to get back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Many criticisms of Harris’ style as he’s playing too much “long ball” football when Millwall now have the players to try and play a more efficient attractive style of football.
The likes of Leonard, Skalak, O’Brien and Bradshaw are being wasted, and all can fit into a more stylish 4-2-3-1 system, maybe this could be a winning formula the team have been searching for and if he starts dropping the old favourites the points could start coming.
West Brom will look to continue their good form as they’re currently unbeaten in all competitions in September which included putting four goals past Bristol City on Tuesday night.
Having been able to keep a hold of players such as Matt Phillips and Jay Rodriguez as well as adding to their quality with Harvey Barnes and Dwight Gayle, who scored 23 goals in his last Championship term with Newcastle United. Darren Moore has kept a good core of his squad that ended their Premier League campaign last season and they are a side with quality throughout. undoubtedly they will be a threat all game against the Lions on Saturday.
Following the drab performance against QPR on Tuesday night, the lack of effort was noticeable. Taking Tom Bradshaw off at half-time was questionable. On the one million pound man’s first start for the club, what kind of a confidence booster will that be?
The team needs to be set-up correctly if Millwall want to get anything out of this tough game at the Hawthorns and there’s only one way that will happen and it’s if there are wholesale changes. I don’t think anyone knows what eleven Harris’ will go with in this dark patch, but it will be interesting to say the least.
I can only see one outcome in this game and it is more bad news for the Lions as I can only envisage a comfortable 3-1 victory for West Brom at the Hawthorns this Saturday afternoon.
My Starting 11:
GK: Jordan Archer
RB: Mahlon Romeo
CB: Jake Cooper
CB: Murray Wallace
LB: James Meredith
RM: Jed Wallace
CM: Ryan Leonard
CM: Shaun Williams
LM: Jiri Skalak
CAM: Aiden O’Brien
ST: Tom Bradshaw