Championship preview: Millwall vs. Norwich City

MILLWALL boss Neil Harris is confident his attacking players will soon start hitting the back of the net regularly in the league.

Lions strikers Lee Gregory and Steve Morison have yet to open their season accounts in the Championship, but Morison will have the chance to change that against his former club Norwich City this weekend.

Gregory’s birthday falls on the same day as the clash with the Canaries, while Morison’s is three days later.

Harris signed Tom Elliott from AFC Wimbledon in the summer to increase competition for the regular front two, while Fred Onyedinma and Aiden O’Brien are also options up front.

Harris has been pleased with the performances of Gregory and Morison, and admitted this weekend would be an ideal time for his vice-captain to get his first league goal of the campaign.

“In any game any type of goal would be important for Moro,” Harris said. “We’ve not had the results our performances have warranted, in my opinion, and the centre-forwards haven’t had the goals their performances have deserved.

“Steve and Lee have been outstanding, particularly shape-wise, without the ball. They know their jobs inside-out.

“In an attacking sense they have been really unfortunate not to be sitting on three or four goals each.

“Fred made a great impact when he came on last weekend, Tom is learning all the time and has scored some goals. He’s been a real handful coming off the bench and he’s chomping at the bit.

“In terms of attacking players, Aiden is off the mark and has performed really well. My front six – I put Jed Wallace in there – are looking really good. But I always want more.

“Moro, Gregs, Fred, I want them off the mark and getting goals. But that will come. One thing that’s been certain over the last couple of years is that as a team we’ve scored a lot of goals.

“We want to get that first win on the board. Confidence is really high, the players are excited.

“Norwich at home Saturday is a really top game for us against one of the sides that were favourites for promotion.”

Elliott is a doubt for Millwall after going off with an ankle injury in the 3-1 EFL Cup defeat to Reading on Tuesday.

Harris made 10 changes for that game, and other than Elliott has a fully fit squad to choose from.

Millwall record against Norwich

Played 81

Won 25 Draw 21 Lost 35

Form guide

Millwall: DWLDL

Norwich: WLWLW

Probable Millwall team

4-4-2: Archer; McLaughlin, Webster, Hutchinson, Meredith; Wallace, Saville, Williams, O’Brien; Gregory, Morison.

Match odds

Millwall 17/10 Draw 5/2 Norwich 6/4

Image: Millwall FC 

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