Football League stats reveal Millwall's success

MILLWALL were the eighth highest scorers in the Football League last season, according to Football League statistics released this week.

Seventy-three league goals ensured a top 10 finish for the Lions, with champions Wigan and free-scoring Peterborough the only League One clubs ahead of them.

Along with seven other teams, Neil Harris' men were placed sixth in the most wins category with 24 victories – only runners-up Burton won more (25).

Clean sheets are a good base for a successful side and in Jordan Archer's breakthrough season, the Lions claimed 17  – the fifth best in League One – behind Bradford, Burton, Scunthorpe and Wigan.

In addition to that, a goal difference of +24 – the club's best since the 2009-10 campaign – saw Millwall finish as the best of the rest in that category. Wigan ran away with top spot with +37, the joint second best in the country.

There were 1,656 goals scored over 4,266 games across the three divisions of the Sky Bet Football League in 2015-16 – twenty of those came from Lee Gregory, the twelfth-highest marksman among all 72 clubs.

His 18 goals in the regular season, along with two in the play-off semi-finals, were backed up by seven more in cup competitions.

That meant the number nine ended the campaign as the club's most prolific front-man since manager Neil Harris in the 2000-01 title-winning campaign.

Thirteen wins and three draws at The Den meant that the Lions secured 61% of the points on offer at home over the course of the season – a considerable improvement on recent years – whilst 11 wins and six draws on the road secured 57% of the points on offer.

The Lions' final points tally of 81 was split 52% and 48% home and away respectively.

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