Gary Rowett: Home form maybe adding pressure for Millwall to win away

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Gary Rowett reckons there is little wrong with Millwall’s away record – but knows the onus on winning away has increased due to their form at The Den.

The Lions have had eight draws this season – five of those in SE16 – with the latest coming in a 0-0 at Birmingham City on Saturday.

Millwall are back at home on Saturday as they host Derby County. And 2,000 home fans will be able to attend as Covid-19 restrictions are eased slightly.

Rowett said: “I watched Tottenham-Chelsea, Tottenham seemed quite happy with the point and it got them back top of the league.

“Because our home form has not been as good as we’d like it’s maybe putting more pressure on to win those away games. But ordinarily before the start of the season if you are keeping a clean sheet at Norwich, Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham then you’re not doing too much wrong.

“We all know that we want to add a little more creativity in terms of chances and score more goals. But we also want to get a good balance in games.

“A good balance is what has got us results away from home in the year we’ve been here. We certainly don’t want to lose that.

“I’d rather be disappointed with being very solid – the opposition hasn’t really caused us any real problems – and that we just haven’t played as well as we’d like in possession. It’s something we need to continue to try and improve.”


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