Millwall made good progress after returning to action after the international break by securing another home win against Swindon Town and then followed that up with a well-earned point up at Blackpool on Tuesday night.
Saturday’s 2-0 win against Swindon Town was a strange match. We dominated the game in a manner I have not seen in years but a lot of that was because the Wiltshire side were worst team I have seen in a very long term – maybe even ever.
They could not put more than two passes together, they gave us yards of room all over the park and every time we crossed a ball or put a corner into the box we looked like scoring. Swindon were so poor that their manager Mark Cooper was sacked later that evening to be replaced temporarily by his chairman.
The only concern was that we only scored two goals when we really should have scored a hatful. We hit the woodwork on several occasions, their goalkeeper made some good saves and we missed several chances that we should have scored. Still I would take a 2-0 win every time even if we were as wasteful in front of goal.
That win was important to keep our home winning streak going which has the greater importance of taking another step in turning our poor home form of the previous few years around.
For half of the match at Blackpool we thought we were going to come away with all three points but a penalty conceded by right-back Carlos Edwards 10 minutes from time pegged us back.
Worse still Edwards was sent off for being the last man and we will have to do without him for Saturday’s tough trip to Sheffield Utd. Another blow was Shaun Williams going off injured against the Tangerines with a back spasm.
It’s a good job we recently brought in fellow midfielder George Saville on loan. Saville looks to be a great signing. He is comfortable on the ball and always looking to receive it from the defenders. He can tackle as well and looks to be a real Millwall player.
Just a shame he is only at the club on loan. I’d sign him tomorrow if we could. We need him to be on form against the Blades in the 12.15pm kick off on Saturday.
Ian Toal is a committee member at Millwall Supporters Club