Millwall boss Rowett happy Afobe is off the mark for his side

BY ALEX GRACE

Gary Rowett had praise for Benik Afobe as the striker opened his account with two goals against Ipswich Town at Portman Road.
His brace was backed up by a fine effort from Jed Wallace as Millwall ran out comfortable 3-0 winners against the League One side.

“Every striker wants to score goals, ” said the Lions chief. “Smudge has scored some goals in pre-season. We have created some good opportunities. Benik has created but not scored so it will be nice for him to get a couple of goals today.”
Afobe played a key role in his first goal, keeping the ball in play before being alert in the box to finish off the move.
“I thought both were good goals in different ways,” said Rowett. “The first one, he anticipates the shot after good work down the side from him in the first place. The second one is a lovely finish, he’s got that quality. That’s why I brought him in, that’s why I brought him in at Stoke, I think he’s a top quality player.
“We just have to try and get him in the right environment for him and he’s got to work hard to create those moments because if he does, he will be rewarded. For us to sign him I think it’s a great signing for us and now he needs to go and score those goals on a regular basis because he can do it.”

 


 

Please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ


Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing recently: “A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.

So if you have enjoyed reading this story, and if you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can buy our newspaper or make a donation, which will allow us to continue to bring stories like this one to you both in print and online.

Everyone at the South London Press thanks you for your continued support.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *