NEWSATDEN looks at all 23 of Millwall’s Championship opponents ahead of the new season.
Next up, Lucas Ball casts an eye over play-off hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday.
Nickname: The Owls
Manager: Carlos Carvalhal
Stadium: Hillsborough (39,812)
Club website: www.swfc.co.uk
Nearest train station: Leppings Lane
Postcode: S6 1SW
Title Odds (Sky Bet): 10/1
Last meeting: Championship – Millwall 1-3 Sheffield Wednesday (February 24, 2015; The Den)
Position: 4th in Sky Bet Championship (lost in play-off semi-finals)
Goals for: 60
Goals against: 45
Top league goal scorer: Fernando Forestieri (12)
Ins: Jordan Rhodes (£10mil); George Boyd (Free)
Outs: Urby Emanuelsen (Free); Filipe Melo (Free); Claude Dielna (Free); Vincent Sasso (Undisclosed)
Wednesday have been one of the least active clubs in the transfer market this window, opting to bring in just two players so far with just a few days left before the start of the season.
Jordan Rhodes’ loan move from Middlesbrough was made permanent after he failed to cut it at the Riverside. Rhodes scored three times in 14 league starts for the Owls last season. George Boyd was offered a deal following his release by Burnley and will bring plenty of Championship and Premier League experience.
Manager Carlos Carvalhal must lift his squad after Wednesday suffered play-off heartbreak in successive seasons.
They will also need to keep hold of star man Fernando Forestieri, who was their top scorer last season. As well as his goals, he is key to how they play and is a constant menace for opposing defences to deal with.
Sheffield Wednesday vs. Millwall (Tuesday October 31, 2017)
Millwall vs. Sheffield Wednesday (Tuesday February 20, 2018)
In the last meeting between the sides, Sheffield Wednesday ran riot at The Den.