Q&A With Millwall

  • November 18, 2016 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton and Millwall could face off at Wembley Stadium next year, should the predictions of Lions fan Jay Robertson turn into reality.

Wanderers enter the weekend's fixtures occupying 4th place in League One, with their visitors at Macron Stadium two points outside the play-offs with a game in hand.

In our latest Q&A, we have got the views of Jay (@JayMFC21).

Q: Since losing to Bolton last month, Millwall have gone on to record five successive victories in all competitions and moved to within two points of the play-offs. With Neil Harris' future seemingly in doubt just a matter of weeks ago, what's changed at The Den?

A: We had a poor run or form, losing four games on the bounce starting in mid-September, which began to turn some fans against Harris.

I don't think there has been a drastic change at the club. I think the bad run of form we were having was because the team were not doing the basics, such as closing players down.

There is also the long-ball situation. Millwall have a tendency to launch the ball up the field to Steve Morison and attack from there. It worked really well last season but teams have now started to realise our style of play and know how to counter it, which could also have contributed to the bad run of form.

Since the last time we played Bolton, we have put the ball on the floor and played some better football. I think that also contributes to our upturn in form.

Q: Millwall haven't been shy on the goal front so far, with Lee Gregory, Steve Morison and Aiden O'Brien amongst the scorers on a frequent basis. Which, if any, is likely to stand out at the Macron, or is there somebody else we should be keeping an eye on?

A: I would say there are two players to look out for - Fred Onyedinma and Mahlon Romeo.

In recent weeks these two have formed an unbelievable partnership down the right-hand side, causing trouble for opposition defenders.

Q: Mark Beevers was outstanding in our recent meeting and has been identified as a key loss to the Lions' defence. With he, Liam Trotter, James Henry and Chris Taylor potentially in the Wanderers side at the weekend, what memories do you have of the quartet?

A: Mark Beevers was immense for Millwall last season and his departure has definitely left a massive void in our defence. It was a shame we couldn't have kept hold of him!

James Henry was probably my favourite player out of the four when he was at the club. He had a bit of skill about him, which is something us fans at The Den do not see that often. Himself and Liam Trotter were part of the Millwall team in 2010 which won promotion to the Championship.

In 2013, we had an FA Cup run which took us to the semi-finals. The quartet featured within that run and were a big part of the team.

Q: With the exception of the four aforementioned players, who would you like to see make a January switch from Bolton to the capital?

A: I would like to see Sammy Ameobi at The Den.

Whenever I have seen him play he's looked quick, strong and skilful - something which would be very welcome to the Millwall team.

Q: As we approach the midway point of the season, where do you see both sides finishing at the end of the campaign?

A: I think we'll both be in or around the top-six come the end of the season. Both sides are strong and should be challenging for promotion in this league.

Maybe we'll even see you in the play-offs!

Q: Finally, what is your score prediction for Saturday's game?

A: Bolton 1-2 Millwall.

Our form has improved massively since we last played each other and we will be looking to continue our winning streak on Saturday.

Burnden Aces would like to thank Jay for taking the time to answer our questions. You can read more from him on Twitter - @JayMFC21.

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