Behind Enemy Lines: Swansea City

MILLWALL are looking for their first league win in three games when they host Swansea on Saturday evening.

The game, live on Sky Sports, is the second of three consecutive home games for the Lions, with Graham Potter’s men making the trip from south Wales.

Following defeats at Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham, Neil Harris’ side won in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night against Plymouth, having come from behind twice.

Graham Potter’s side are 10th in the Championship table with eight points from five games.

Lucas Ball spoke to Swans fan Steven Carroll this week.

Twitter: @StevenSOS1987

Why do you support Swansea?

My dad took me as a child and I got hooked. I’ve had a season ticket for 21 years now.

What’s been your best season following the Jacks?

Tough question. Probably 2007-08 when we won League One.

With the appointment of a new manager, what are your expectations this season?

To slowly rebuild the club. Relegation had felt inevitable for the last couple of years so we need to go back to what made us successful in the first place.

What have you made of Graham Potter so far?

I like him, he believes in playing the game right way and has similar characteristics to the likes of Roberto Martinez and Brendan Rodgers who worked wonders at the club. We need this type of manager rather than the likes of Francesco Guidolin and Paul Clement who just didn't suit us.

What are your thoughts on Millwall manager Neil Harris?

He’s done a great job rebuilding, getting promotion in 2016-17 and then eighth place last season. It’ll be a tough ask to do better but that should be the aim.

If you could sign one Millwall player, who would it be and why?

Good question. It’d probably be your new signing Tom Bradshaw because we desperately need another striker. We only have one that’s currently fit.

Which Swansea players will be key on Saturday?

Oli McBurnie is our most likely source of goals. Leroy Fer, as midfield is light without him, and Bersant Celina who’s our most creative player.

How would you assess this Millwall side? 

To be honest, I’m only now getting to grips with the Championship so you’re not a side I know that well.

What’s your predicted Swansea starting XI and formation?



Roberts, Rodon, Van Der Hoorn, Olsson

Fer, Carroll

Asoro, Celina, McKay


Finally, what is your score prediction?

Millwall 2-0 Swansea.

Image: Millwall FC