Millwall boss felt these three players were standout performers in Wycombe match

Gary Rowett felt George Evans, Shaun Hutchinson and Scott Malone were Millwall’s best performers in Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Wycombe Wanderers.

The Lions look to extend their unbeaten Championship run to nine matches at Luton Town tonight.

And Rowett has been delighted at the way Evans – a late signing from Derby in the last transfer window – has bedded in.

“He has got a great range of passing and so far we’ve seen he can compete, tackle, head it – he is aggressive and mobile. There is not a lot not to like.

“The question is whether we can keep that confidence level growing and improving with more and more game time.

“George is the typical type of player we need to have to look at, like Scott Malone – not quite playing as regularly as they want at a club and who maybe do not feel as valued as they can be, for whatever reason. I’m not blaming those clubs. But within our formation and style of play they can really grow and see that potential again.

“George has got that true versatility [to play in defence or midfield] and that shows he has that intelligence.

“Scott Malone has been excellent for us in recent performances. What I like is he tries to take the game to the opposition every time.

“Sometimes people see a back five and the natural inclination is that it is negative, particularly if you draw 0-0 with Wycombe. But we saw Hutch striding forwards, George striding forward and Scott in the box virtually every time the ball was being crossed from the right. It was a game where we just lacked quality in the final third.

“Those three players were probably the standouts [against Wycombe].”

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