Fan's Roar: Unconvinced Millwall should sign Waghorn
By Ian Toal of Millwall Supporters Club
Yet again Millwall's poor away form reared it's ugly head as we shipped in three goals to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park last Saturday.
The 3-2 defeat was particularly annoying as it was following a couple of better home results.
We are not going to start to get better results away from home until we can defend better.
There is no way you can expect to pick up even an away point if you let in three goals away from home.
Yet again we fell behind early on but did get back level through Martyn Waghorn in what is his last match of his loan spell.
To be honest I'm not convinced it is worth trying to pursue him permanently at this point in time.
In his last three matches we have seen him play up front in his preferred position in a 4-4-2 formation when prior to that he had spent many matches out on the wing tying to supplement the loan striker in attack.
Playing as an out and out striker is definitely his best position and he deserves to be one of the starting two in that position and thus signing him would strengthen both our squad and our team, but so far it would seem to be a marginal benefit.
Scott MacDonald is waiting to be given his chance and maybe he too can strike up a good partnership with Steve Morison.
If that doesn't work in the next few matches then we could look to see who else is available to come in on loan in January.
Waghorn is definitely not a sure fire player we must be moving mountains to sign like Chris Wood was last season.
This Saturday's home match against Middlesbrough, which is a 5:30pm ko as it is on TV, is another must win match due to the poor away form.
The club to their credit have rolled back the matchday admission prices to what they were 25 years ago, a time when we were enjoying our first ever season in the top flight.
So Saturday's match will cost just a fiver to get in.
Hopefully that will persuade enough people to make an effort on the last Saturday before Christmas when they could quite easily have sat at home and watched it. We're going to need the crowd behind the team to help get the vital points we require.