“I feel cheated” – Millwall boss Gary Rowett makes strong claim over their Championship season

Gary Rowett reckons Millwall’s play-off hopes would definitely have been strengthened by having their fans at The Den.

The Lions manager says he feels “cheated” that most of his managerial reign has taken place behind closed doors in SE16.

Millwall banked 30 points on the road in the 2019-20 season and have 24 in the current campaign – with seven matches left to surpass the total they set last time around.

“Our away form has been a huge part of the little bit of success since we came in,” said Rowett. “It has been really consistent.

“I’m sure if I wrote down all the results we have had against very, very good sides away from home then I’m pretty sure it would look quite impressive.

“At the start of a season I just tend to look at how we can improve. We’re about two or three points behind where we were at the same stage of last season. I think that was a really good season and this one has been viewed as slightly less so at times. But it is not a million miles away from where were back then. We’d also be well above quite a few of those other seasons. But I’m always looking how to move forwards.

“I’d be really interested to see what it [the table] would look like with fans here. I’ve had the fans for about three months for my tenure at Millwall. I certainly feel a little bit cheated because it was one of the reasons why I came here. I think we’d have better home form with fans.

“I don’t tend to look too deep and set targets at the start of a season. I tend to observe where we are as the season goes on.”

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