Fan's Roar: Are Henry's days at Millwall numbered?
By Ian Toal of Millwall Supporters Club
Just as Millwall supporters were starting to look forward to the matches again, we were brought down to Earth with a huge bump with a heavy defeat at St Andrews against Birmingham on Tuesday night.
Although the stadium in the Midlands is far from a happy hunting ground for us, after Saturday's great win against enemies Leeds United, we didn't expect a 4-0 defeat against the Bluenoses.
As great a performance as the 2-0 win against Leeds was, the defeat at Birmingham was a poor effort. We even survived a missed penalty when it was 0-0 but that was just a temporary respite from the onslaught from Brum.
Hopefully it is just a one game blip and we can get back to winning ways on Saturday when we are on the road this time against Bournemouth who have been struggling themselves a bit of late and even had their goalkeeper sent-off in their 2-1 defeat at Leeds on Tuesday night.
We will have to be wary of ex-Millwall player Lewis Grabban who has been an important goalscorer for the Cherries.
He will be wanting to get one over us as Scott Malone will be eager to do the same to his old-club by helping Millwall to a cleansheet down on the south coast. Whether he will keep out regular left-back Shane Lowry, who returns from suspension on Saturday, is a decision that Steve Lomas will have to make.
I was sad to see James Henry leave he club this week, joining ex-boss Kenny Jackett at Wolves on a three month loan with a view to a permanent transfer.
Henry is one of our most talented players at the club and often last season he was the only player in the side who you could see creating anything positive going forward, our only chance of creating a goal in a toothless Lions team.
Sadly Henry started this season poorly under new boss Lomas and then, after he was benched, rumours spread that he could be leaving.
Martyn Woolford took his chance in the team and has put in some good performances. He was worthy of his place in the team but you have the feeling we will need Henry at some point this season and once back in the team he would again show his undoubted talent.
Trouble is he is out of contract in the summer and it seems to be the case that he has indicated that he wants to leave and thus unlikely to sign a new contract.
No matter how good a player is you must try to avoid having players at the club that don't want to be there as they produce a bad atmosphere in the club which can spread rapidly.