Millwall boss reveals next target after agreeing fresh loan deal for West Brom forward

Gary Rowett is hoping to boost Kenneth Zohore’s fitness now the big West Brom striker is staying with Millwall until the end of the Championship campaign.

The Lions announced this afternoon that they had finalised an agreement with the Premier League club to retain the services of the 26-year-old for the second half of the season.

Zohore has scored twice – at Preston and in the FA Cup at Boreham Wood – but has only recently returned to the squad after two months out with a calf injury.

“He has maybe had four starts with three off the bench – I think you can see he has got a good understanding of the game,”  Millwall manager Rowett told the South London Press. “Where we want to improve Ken is the fitness element, so that he can maybe press a little more effectively and make runs off the ball.

“We have seen little glimpses of his pace, power and explosiveness that any side would want.

“He’s a little bit unfortunate at the moment that we’re not in a good run of form and therefore strikers get less chances and less opportunities to show what they can do. But by playing more games and getting fitter we’ll see a much sharper Ken Zohore.

“It gives us another excellent option. You have seen glimpses that he is a quality player and a quality striker. I don’t think a team can have enough quality strikers in their ranks.

“The challenge now is to keep him fit and get the best out of Ken. If we do that then we’ve got a fabulous striker.

“If we’d not secured Ken for the rest of the season then we’d have struggled to get someone of that quality.”

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2 thoughts on “Millwall boss reveals next target after agreeing fresh loan deal for West Brom forward

  • 19 January 2021 at 21:40

    Theres a striker in Plymouths team scored a lot this season for a mid table side,worth a look.Also Tom King released by us wrongly in my opinion called up by Wales,Eze like Sunday morning,so many wrong decisions.Why hasnt George Alexander had a look in yet,i get it physically needs to strengthen but with Smith as a minder maybe as joint subs.

  • 20 January 2021 at 15:43

    Millwall need to sign Kenneth Zohore on a permanent, not just extend his loan period.
    And the few chances for strikers and poor form are solely down to the manager’s formation and tactics.
    That drastically needs to change too and if not then a change of manager is a must.
    We set up in the same way and teams know how to nullify and beat us, easily.
    Our shots on goal ratio in a lot of games is shockingly bad.
    We don’t change to nullify them or expose their weaknesses.
    Change is needed or it’s league one next season.
    And while we’re at it, try dropping Ryan Woods in favour of Ben Thompson, a player who is Millwall and will fight for the shirt.
    4-4-2 would be nice n’all.


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