Millwall striker Tom Bradshaw aiming to match 27-year-old record against Stoke City

TOM Bradshaw is the first Millwall player in 28 seasons to score in four consecutive league games in the second tier – and will match Alex Rae’s record if he finds the net against Stoke this Saturday.

Bradshaw has five goals in his last four games – against Luton, Leeds, Brentford and Cardiff – and is aiming to match the run of Rae in the 1991-92 season.

Bradshaw has scored seven goals in all competitions this season since returning from a cruciate ligament injury.



The former Barnsley striker has averaged one goal every 120 minutes in this campaign, the third-best record in the Championship.

Only six players have scored in four or more league games in a row in the second or first tiers since 1945.

Millwall players to have scored in four or more consecutive league games in the top flight or second tier since World War Two:



Barry Bridges: four goals in four games against Portsmouth, Carlisle United, Sheffield Wednesday and Cardiff (1971-72)

Gordon Bolland: nine goals in seven games against Oxford United, Hull, Luton, Middlesbrough, Leyton Orient, Preston and Burnley (1972-73)

Alf Wood (twice): four goals in four games against Sunderland, Carlisle, Portsmouth and Blackpool; four goals in four games against Leyton Orient, West Brom (twice) and Crystal Palace (1973-74)

Tony Cascarino: seven goals in four games against Bournemouth, Aston Villa, Leeds and Stoke; Kevin O'Callaghan: four goals in four games against Plymouth, Bournemouth, Stoke and Hull (all penalties; 1987-88)

Tony Cascarino: six goals in four games against Charlton, Everton, Norwich and QPR (1988-89)

Alex Rae: five goals in five games against Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Ipswich, Derby and Grimsby (1991-92)

Tom Bradshaw: five goals in four games against Luton, Leeds, Brentford and Cardiff (2019-20)

*Records courtesy of Millwall historian Dave Sullivan.

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John Kelly

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