Off the back of a 2-0 loss to West Bromwich Albion in the West Midlands, Millwall take on Sheffield United back at The Den, desperately looking for a way out of their current slump in form.
Despite a clear improvement from the loss away at QPR last Tuesday, the Lions came unstuck once again, failing to make good of their positive spell in the game and paying for mistakes in the second-half with goals coming from Kieran Gibbs and Dwight Gayle. With another tough test on the horizon, it’s a struggle to see where Millwall’s next three points are coming from.
Millwall boss Neil Harris was pleased with the improvement in performance in the Black Country but once again criticised his team for not being clinical enough, a familiar story for Millwall fans this season. Now sitting second bottom of the table, only a point above Preston North End. Harris ought to find a solution sooner rather than later or he could be finding himself in the job centre within the next couple of weeks.
Chris Wilder’s Blades have had an excellent start to the season, being just one place below last weekends opponents West Brom, and with Ryan Leonard unable to play due to currently being on loan from Sheffield United, this will be a positive for the Yorkshire side with Leonard being key to Millwall’s plans, I expect Aiden O’Brien to slot back into the side as Elliott could come into the frame up top, ahead of either Morison or Bradshaw, he has had minimal game-time recently but has made an impression coming off the bench against Fulham in the Carabao Cup and contributing with a goal.
Sheffield United’s top scorer Billy Sharp will be the danger man as United go in search for a further three points towards their promotion charge, but with goals coming from all over the pitch, it will certainly be a task for the Millwall defence who will have to be alert from the get-go and will have to start taking chances when they come along.
All in all it will be another tough encounter for the Bermondsey boys, but I think that this game will be a step in the right direction, in a 1-1 draw this Saturday afternoon.
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